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NARM Features Museum’s Exhibit

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Featured Exhibitions “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” an exhibition by international award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy. For over 20 years, the photographers have worked to capture California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to the beauty of…
April 6, 2021
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Museum Launches Virtual Tours of Historic Smith House

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 6, 2021) – To increase accessibility of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, Los Altos History Museum looked to VirtualEyes Media to create two interactive virtual tours of the home. Pre-COVID, students were able to visit the house on field trips, and visitors could take docent-led tours during open hours. The house remains temporarily closed to…
April 6, 2021
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Museum Hosts Program on Citizen Science

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 30, 2021) – Members of the general public are taking to the great outdoors as “citizen scientists,” collecting and recording data on their smartphones to aid professional scientists in researching changes in the natural world. In a Zoom program titled “What is Citizen Science?” Los Altos History Museum explores this tech-savvy movement of public participation in…
March 30, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Headline History Museum Program

Special to the Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a free Zoom program, “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” 5 p.m. Thursday, supplementing its current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.” Conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs of wildflowers in California’s diverse geographic areas and share their techniques for capturing…
March 17, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Present History Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 9, 2021) – Meet the photographers and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Los Altos History Museum's current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” in a Zoom program titled “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” Thursday, March 18 at 5pm. Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs…
March 9, 2021
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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