History Museum’s Exhibition Celebrates Art

By Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 14, 2019) – Gallery 9 of Los Altos was founded in Menlo Park by a group of nine women artists in 1970. As a cooperative owned and operated by the artists themselves, the gallery offered its members a space to learn from each other and show their work. Now, 50 years later, Gallery 9 marks its…

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KQED: Take A Ride on the Big Shaker in Los Altos

By In The News

By Rachael Myrow, KQED The Los Altos History Museum has been marking the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake with an exhibition called Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now. It’s set to close on January 19, 2020. But today only, you can take a ride on the Big Shaker, the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator. “It’s…

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No Escaping this Event’s Appeal

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By Christina Cheng, Town Crier Editorial Intern, Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s first escape room won’t be its last. Los Altos History Museum exhibition curator Amy Ellison said she “could not have been more pleased” with how the Dec. 6 event went. Held next to the museum at the J. Gilbert Smith House, two groups of participants…

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Tank House Makeover

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As one of the last remaining water tank towers in Santa Clara County from the agricultural boom of the turn of the last century, the tank house at the Los Altos History Museum is a true historic treasure. The Museum has been working to take care of it since it was first moved to the grounds of the Museum in…

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Ride the BIG SHAKER at History Museum

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LOS ALTOS, CA (December 10, 2019) – The world’s largest mobile earthquake simulator, the BIG SHAKER, rolls into the Los Altos History Museum on Saturday, January 11th, 10am-3pm, weather permitting. In an event titled “Be Prepared for the Big One,” visitors can experience what a magnitude 8.0 earthquake feels like and see what can happen inside their homes if contents…

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