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Kristen Fuller

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How three heritage apricot orchards tell the story of Silicon Valley’s bountiful agricultural history

Julie Gentin /TheSixFifty.com My grandparents have lived in their house in the Los Altos Highlands neighborhood for over 50 years, built on an apricot orchard in what was then unincorporated Santa Clara County. My grandfather maintains various fruit trees, from pomegranate and grapefruit to plum. But his Blenheim apricot trees are the originals and most reminiscent of the Valley of…
August 10, 2023
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History Museum program explores stories behind iconic high-tech buildings

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier As recently as 2013, the Los Angeles Times dismissed Silicon Valley as “an architectural wasteland.” Over the past decade, however, the picture changed dramatically as high-tech industry leaders – including Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft and Nvidia – hired world-class architects to create iconic buildings that express their values and ideals. To…
August 8, 2023
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Heritage orchard aims to grow to historical highs by 2027

Adrienne Mitchel/Los Altos Town Crier It’s no secret the Los Altos Heritage Orchard has seen better days. “Any farmer who had an orchard like that would be laughed out of town, and that’s the way I feel about those historical trees – they’re a laugh,” said Charles Bodine, a Los Altos resident since 1965 who was raised on an orange…
August 8, 2023
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From garages to spaceships, a new exhibition explores the evolution of Silicon Valley architecture

Heather Zimmerman/The Six Fifty.com ‘Building the Future’ delves into the architecture of new tech campuses and how they help forge a sense of place in the valley. No doubt, Silicon Valley has a global reputation, and it’s complicated. That worldwide fame is matched perhaps only by the disbelief of visitors wondering why the valley doesn’t have more to show, architecturally…
August 2, 2023
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Museum hosts photography exhibition on architectural evolution of Silicon Valley

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an exhibition of photographs by artist Richard Adler, “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley,” Thursday through Oct. 22, offering visitors a journey through the transformation of Silicon Valley’s high-tech architecture. Adler’s photography showcases the evolution of Silicon Valley’s architectural landscape, from…
August 1, 2023
Press Releases

Museum Program Explores Stories Behind Iconic High-Tech Buildings

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 1, 2023) – As recently as 2013, the Los Angeles Times could dismiss Silicon Valley as “an architectural wasteland.”  Over the past decade, however, this picture changed dramatically as high-tech industry leaders—including Adobe, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Nvidia—hired world-class architects to create iconic buildings that express their values and ideals. To shed light on this…
August 1, 2023
In The News

Salute to a Neighborhood

Zoe Parker/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum held a block party July 20 at the museum for residents of the historical North Los Altos Neighborhood, welcoming them to exchange stories; enjoy food, drinks and entertainment; and view old neighborhood photographs on a large screen. Attendees witnessed the neighborhood's evolution by viewing houses that have stood since as…
July 26, 2023
Press Releases

Museum’s Photography Exhibition on the Architectural Evolution of Silicon Valley

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 18, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of photographs by artist Richard Adler. Titled "Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley," the exhibition will be on display from August 3 to October 22, 2023, offering visitors a journey through the transformation of Silicon Valley's…
July 18, 2023
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Museum Association Secures Contract to Preserve Heritage Orchard

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 11, 2023) – The Los Altos City Council approved a three-year contract with the Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum, marking a vital step toward preserving the city's beloved Heritage Orchard. Under the terms of the agreement, the Association will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining this historic gem which serves Los Altos and neighboring…
July 11, 2023
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Celebrate the History of North Los Altos at Museum Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 5, 2023) – Residents of North Los Altos are invited to join Los Altos History Museum’s upcoming Neighborhood Block Party. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to connect with one another, explore captivating photos from the Collection of key landmarks, and share their experiences of growing up or living in the area. The celebration…
July 5, 2023
Blog

Corn Husk Doll

For northeast Native American, enslaved African American, and early American pioneer children, corn husk dolls were common toys. Corn husks were easily accessible during the early 19th century, and the dolls were fairly easy to construct. Northeast Native Americans made their corn husk dolls without faces. A Seneca craftswoman, Mrs. Snow, explains why: Corn, one of the “Three Sisters,” along…
June 29, 2023