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History Museum Resumes Regular Hours

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 22, 2021) – As the state of California safely reopens and lifts COVID-19 restrictions, the Los Altos History Museum returns to its regular open hours. Beginning July 1, the public may visit the Museum’s indoor galleries, train diorama and gift shop Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 4pm. Tours of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House will…
June 22, 2021
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History Museum Appoints New Board Members

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 15, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum announces the election of three new members to its board of directors, and the 2021-2022 executive committee officers. Beginning their three-year term on July 1, 2021, the newly elected board members are Gerri Acers, Kelly Davis and Alex Wang. “A number of board members have termed off this year,…
June 15, 2021
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Go Green with Tips from Museum’s Online Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 8, 2021) – In a Zoom program hosted by Los Altos History Museum titled “Los Altos Goes Green,” a panel of experts invited by GreenTown Los Altos will discuss ways we can protect the environment and conserve natural resources for current and future generations. Slated for Thursday, June 24 at 5pm, the program supports the Museum’s…
June 8, 2021
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Local Philanthropists spearheading History Museum renovation

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier A fundraising campaign is underway for the creation of a new main exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum emphasizing place and local history. Two local couples and longtime museum supporters, Nan and Chuck Geschke of Los Altos and Edward and Pamela Taft of Los Altos Hills, recently kicked off…
May 19, 2021
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History Museum Offers Program on Gardening with Native Plants

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 11, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum teams up with Grassroots Ecology to offer a free program on Zoom titled “Gardening with Native Plants,” Wed, May 26, 5-6:30pm. Habitat restoration expert Deanna Giuliano from Grassroots Ecology will share tips on how to choose native plants, and what to grow to attract different insects, birds, and other…
May 11, 2021
What was life like in the 1930s? Step back in time with this virtual tour of our historic house.Press Releases

Educational Resources Available on History Museum’s Website

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 4, 2021) – As part of the 3rd- and 4th-grade curriculum, every spring, local students in public, private and homeschools make field trips to Los Altos History Museum to experience California history. Due to COVID-19, last year the Museum was forced to halt in-person tours, and many classrooms missed this educational opportunity. To make the lessons…
May 4, 2021
In The News

Museum screens acclaimed film ‘The Valley,’ followed by conversation with director Kariat

Special to Los Altos Town Crier In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a screening of the film “The Valley” 7 p.m. May 7. “The Valley” is an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian-American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Following the screening, a conversation will take place between…
April 28, 2021
In The News

Can California wildflowers survive climate change?

Photography exhibit captures endangered blooms throughout the state By Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly Just two years ago this spring, vibrant "super blooms" were drawing crowds to some of California's more remote corners to see hillsides covered in bright orange poppies and other wildflowers. Though there are still wildflowers to be found this year, a mostly dry winter has…
April 22, 2021
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Screening of “The Valley” with Filmmaker Saila Kariat hosted by Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 20, 2021) – In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Los Altos History Museum presents an online film-screening of “The Valley,” an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Slated for Friday, May 7 at 7pm, the viewing will be followed by a conversation between…
April 20, 2021
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Finding Asian America in the Museum

The Museum has issued an official statement condemning the recent resurgence of racial violence against Asian, Asian American Pacific Islander communities. As local historians, we celebrate the impactful contributions of AAPI members in our community and embrace the educational power of intercultural connections. This essay is in response to racial violence and what role history museums can play in cultivating…
April 15, 2021