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Kristen Fuller

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Events Around the Bay

by Lina Broydo / La Oferta “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” March 6 through July 11, 2021 The Museum will be open on weekends only, from Noon to 4pm.  My dreams of seeing California fields of wildflowers have captured my imagination for the entire year and now my dream came true as the Los Altos History…
March 5, 2021
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Historian’s Talk, Book Highlight Local Region’s Black Pioneers

By Harvey I. Barkin /Special to the Los Altos Town Crier Capitalized, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is a political statement. Lower case, “Black lives matter” is a passion, especially to local historian, lecturer and author Jan Batiste Adkins. Adkins discussed her research in a webinar titled “The History of African Americans in Santa Clara County, 1780 to Present,” hosted by…
March 3, 2021
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History Museum Reopens with Exhibition on Wildflowers and Climate Change

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 2, 2021) – Breathtaking photographs address climate change and its effect on a universal symbol of beauty—the wildflower—in "Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change", a new traveling exhibition appearing at Los Altos History Museum, March 6 - July 11, 2021. The exhibition marks the reopening of the Museum’s indoor gallery at its new…
March 2, 2021
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Thanks from Oak Grove School!

Dr. Amy Ellison, the Museum’s Exhibition Curator, had the opportunity to talk with a class of 4th grade students at Oak Grove School in San Jose after they saw our virtual field trip of the exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage.” In this blog post, the classroom teachers share their appreciation, and some of the student’s artwork related…
March 2, 2021
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“Since Before the Beginning”: The Black Pioneers of the South Bay

By Rachael Myro / KQED  Listen to KQED Radio clip on Los Altos History Museum's program with Jan Batiste Adkins  In 1977, five families of mixed Mexican and African heritage arrived in Alta California with the Spanish to help establish El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. "They grew the food for the presidios, the military installations in the Bay Area," explains local…
February 18, 2021
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History of Local African Americans Focus of Museum’s Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 9, 2021) – Local author and historian Jan Batiste Adkins explores The History of African Americans in Santa Clara County from 1780 to present day in a Zoom event hosted by Los Altos History Museum, Feb 24 at 5pm. Through photographs and untold stories of African American pioneers of the local region, Adkins will present research…
February 9, 2021
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DeMartini Article Sources Photos from Museum Collection

DeMartini Orchard: Oldest business in Los Altos sticks to its roots By Dana Huch and Gil Rubinstein/ Midpeninsula Post June 26 might just seem like a regular summer Sunday, but here in Los Altos, it’s officially known as DeMartini Day, commemorating the oldest business that still operates in the town today: DeMartini Orchard, a farmstand on the side of San…
February 7, 2021
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Building Equity through Museum Collections

The Museum has begun a collecting initiative that actively seeks photographs, artifacts, artworks and materials to document the history of civil rights movements, immigration and race in Los Altos and the greater Santa Clara County. The materials collected through this initiative will be a part of the newly-created collection we are calling the "Social Justice Collection." Race is oftentimes referred…
February 3, 2021
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History Museum Posts Virtual Field Trip of Current Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 26, 2021) – In an effort to provide students with a safe educational experience during the pandemic, Los Altos History Museum mounted a virtual field trip of its current exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage.” Made possible through a grant from the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy, the virtual tour is geared…
January 26, 2021
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County Awards Grant for Museum’s Exhibition Redesign

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 12, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum is embarking on a bold reimagining of its permanent exhibition to underscore its emphasis on place, storytelling, and shared experience—utilizing the latest in multimedia technology to explore local aspects of racial and ethnic diversity. The redesign will include an oral history kiosk with a working title “Our Stories,” featuring…
January 12, 2021
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The Dawn of 2021

Los Altos History Museum welcomed 2021 with a note of sadness and hope, which I think captures how so many of us feel right now. We are sad to not be welcoming the public to our in-house curated special exhibition, "Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage." It sits in all its glory in our main gallery, without any visitors,…
January 7, 2021
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Museum Kicks off 2021 with Women in Tech Panel

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 22, 2020) – When it comes to the pioneers who built Silicon Valley, it wasn’t only men. Women made a significant contribution, and Los Altos History Museum brings these innovators to light in a webinar entitled “Women in Tech: Then and Now,” slated for Jan 14 at 5pm. The presentation will focus on key technologies that…
December 22, 2020