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Kristen Fuller

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Heritage Orchard Sparks Exhibition and Celebration at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Sept 14, 2021) – In the midst of a historic drought, Los Altos History Museum invites the public to consider the importance and preservation of the Los Altos Heritage Orchard in an event combining art and green technology. An exhibition of apricot-themed artwork opens in the J. Gilbert Smith House with an artist meet-and-greet. A groundbreaking ceremony…
September 14, 2021
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Muralist shares her story in museum program

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos muralist Morgan Bricca is scheduled to deliver the presentation “Adventures in Mural Painting” 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Many of Bricca’s colorful murals can be found on the walls of local schools, including her “Los Altos Orchard Mural” at Santa…
September 7, 2021
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The Art of Anna Knapp Fitz on Display at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 17, 2021) – In 1921, eight-year-old Anna Knapp Fitz moved with her family to an eight-acre farm in Los Altos. As an adult, when asked what life was like in those early days, “Annie,” as she was known, picked up her paintbrush to tell the story. This self-taught artist donated 212 of her paintings to Los…
August 17, 2021
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Museum highlights Chinese experience during Gold Rush days

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Author and historian Connie Young Yu is scheduled to discuss “Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush” 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The program will be offered both in person at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, and via Zoom. Among the forty-niners seeking their fortune in…
August 4, 2021
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Museum Highlights Chinese Experience During the Gold Rush

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 27, 2021) – Among the 49ers seeking their fortune in gold were young villagers sailing from Canton to Gum San, or Gold Mountain, their name for America. In a program titled “Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush,” author and historian Connie Young Yu will talk about the life and times of early Chinese in…
July 27, 2021
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That Midas Touch in California

Kalpan Mohan / Letters from Everywhere A new exhibit on the California Gold Rush at Los Altos History Museum opened my eyes to the tumultuous times. Little has changed in the desires—and the attitudes—of people. Bob Jones dropped his gold coin into my palm. The coin was etched with letters and numbers and I wondered, for a brief second, what…
July 25, 2021
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Gold Fever Comes to History Museum in Los Altos

“Pioneer Day” on Sunday, July 25th from Noon to 4 p.m.  Lina Broydo / La Oferta Learn what life was like as a true 49er. Visit a fascinating and historic exhibit featuring Gold Rush-era photos, documents, and artifacts offering a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold over 150 years ago in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold…
July 16, 2021
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‘Gold Fever!’ exhibition comes to Los Altos History Museum July 22

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Gold Rush sweeps into town with the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush,” on display July 22 through Aug. 29. Gold Rush-era photos, documents and artifacts offer a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold more than 150 years ago in the…
July 14, 2021
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Gold Fever! Comes to History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 6, 2021) – The Gold Rush sweeps into town with Los Altos History Museum's latest exhibit, “Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush,” on display July 22 - August 29, 2021. Gold Rush-era photos, documents, and artifacts offer a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold over 150 years ago in the American…
July 6, 2021