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Rotarians learn about ‘Future of the Past’

By Marlene Cowen, Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos History Museum executive director Elisabeth Ward highlighted “The Future of the Past” in her Oct. 28 presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Altos. More than 80 Rotarians – many in Halloween costumes – attended the lunch gathering on the museum’s patio, the first in-person…
November 9, 2021
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Museum Welcomes New Board Members

LOS ALTOS, CA (Nov 2, 2021) – Los Altos History Museum added two new members to its board of directors. The current board approved Dr. Margo Horn for a one-year term, and Kuljeet Kalkat for a two-year term. Dr. Margo Horn began teaching in the Stanford Department of History in 1985. Her research and teaching combines interests in US women’s…
November 2, 2021
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Museum program highlights Arts Los Altos

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the online program “Arts Los Altos: Public Art and Placemaking,” highlighting the contributions of Arts Los Altos, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The nonprofit Arts Los Altos presents public art and related activities in downtown spaces, with an eye to beautify, invigorate and brand the community. Maddy…
October 27, 2021
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Catch the Holiday Spirit at History Museum Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 26, 2021) – As County restrictions lift and hopes for happy holidays return, Los Altos History Museum brings back a much-loved live community event, with some sensible precautions. Titled “Catch the Spirit,” the program will still include gift shopping, home-baked goodies, and live music, with masks required indoors, and the music pivoting to outdoors. The program…
October 26, 2021
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Museum encourages making time for art

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier Local artists Denise Howard and Doreen Cohen are scheduled to discuss how to fit art into daily life in “Making Time for Art,” a program held both at the Los Altos History Museum and via Zoom 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The two artists bring different perspectives on the subject. Howard, who holds a full-time job,…
October 19, 2021
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City heritage orchard benefits from new water-saving system

By Ted Simon - Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 2 for a new drip irrigation system in the civic center’s heritage orchard. The system was made possible by a conservation grant from Valley Water. Officials touted a 40-60% water savings. The city plans to test…
October 12, 2021
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History Museum Program Highlights Public Art

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 12, 2021) – Arts Los Altos has made a big difference in the downtown area by implementing public art for the community’s enjoyment. Learn more about this local nonprofit and what they’re doing to beautify, invigorate, and brand the community, in an online program titled “Arts Los Altos: Public Art and Placemaking,” hosted by Los Altos…
October 12, 2021
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Museum Program Encourages Making Time for Art

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 5, 2021) – In a presentation on how to fit art into daily life, local artists Denise Howard and Doreen Cohen will discuss “Making Time for Art,” a program held both at Los Altos History Museum and via Zoom on Sat, Oct 23 from 10-11:30am. The two artists bring different perspectives on the subject. Howard, who…
October 5, 2021
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Heritage Orchard inspires exhibition and celebration at History Museum

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an event combining art and green technology noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on the museum’s grounds, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Designed to encourage local residents to consider the importance and preservation of the Los Altos Heritage Orchard, an exhibition of apricot-themed…
September 21, 2021
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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