Presents from the Past on Display at the Historic J. Gilbert Smith House

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LOS ALTOS, CA (October 23, 2018) –The Los Altos History Museum opens a holiday-themed exhibit for young and old of Christmas gifts from yesteryear. On display November 8th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019 in the J. Gilbert Smith House, “Presents from the Past: A Look Back at Christmas Gift-Giving,” features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and…

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Stunning Digital Photography Wins People’s Choice Award

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Visitors to our exhibition Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past had the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. We announced the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 7th. Artist Dotti Cichon won for her stunning digital photography, Phoenix Rising. And she sold the piece to Museum member and donor Don Gladstone….

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Los Altos History Museum’s Latest Smith House Exhibit Combines History with Paranormal Fun

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LOS ALTOS, CA (September 20, 2018) – In the spirit of Halloween, the Los Altos History Museum unveils a new exhibit in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, “Superstitions,” running October 4th – November 4th. Visitors will experience a Victorian-era house in mourning, learn how death influenced life, and discover where many folk beliefs about bad luck and death originated. The exhibit is…

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