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A Mosaic of Art and Diversity Converge in Museum’s Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 7, 2024) – Los Altos History Museum highlights the cultural perspectives of local artists in the exhibition “Expressions: Multicultural Artists Showcase” on display in the Museum’s Main Gallery May 23 – September 15, 2024.   Artists from Los Altos and the surrounding areas use traditional art styles from their respective cultures to portray their experiences of…
May 7, 2024
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Best Volunteer Job Ever!

I love working in the Los Altos Heritage Orchard because it brings up so many happy memories as a child growing up in Los Altos Hills; I lived with my family in an apricot orchard. I’d run from tree to tree through the yellow mustard, and couldn’t wait to devour fresh apricots straight from the trees in July. Dad made…
May 2, 2024
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Museum Invites Public Input on Cultivating an Equitable Harvest

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 30, 2024) – The Los Altos Heritage Orchard, following extensive rehabilitation efforts, is poised to produce a crop of Blenheim apricots in June. Renowned for their sweetness and juicy flavor at peak ripeness, this heirloom variety’s harvest season lasts two to three weeks. In a proactive approach, Los Altos History Museum is actively seeking community input…
April 30, 2024
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A letter from Elisabeth Ward

Dear Members of Los Altos History Museum, For the last seven years, I’ve had the privilege of being the Executive Director of the Los Altos History Museum. The time has flown by because of the quality of the people with whom I have interacted. As you all know, this area is extraordinary for having intelligent, hard-working, creative, and optimistic residents. I…
April 2, 2024
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Museum Exhibit Explores Impact of Rotary Club

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 2, 2024) – What do the Veterans Community Plaza, the fountain in front of the Los Altos library, and the annual Fine Art in the Park have in common? They were all initiatives of the Rotary Club of Los Altos. The history of this local branch of the international service organization takes center stage in Los…
April 2, 2024
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Margo Cilker’s Orchard-Inspired Concert at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 12, 2024) – Los Altos History Museum will host an afternoon of song celebrating the agricultural past of the region in an event titled “Valley of Heart’s Delight: Concert with Margo Cilker” on April 7, 2024 from 4-6pm. Presented by Music Producer Debra Heesch and Museum orchard volunteers, the event will take place in the Museum’s courtyard.…
March 12, 2024
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Ethan Baron Uncovers Silicon Valley’s Workforce Realities at Museum Event

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 5, 2024) – As Silicon Valley continues to grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19 and evolving workforce dynamics, Los Altos History Museum hosts a timely discussion featuring Business Reporter Ethan Baron from The Mercury News. The program, titled “Understanding Silicon Valley’s Workforce Issues: A Conversation with Reporter Ethan Baron,” is slated for Thursday, March 21, 2024,…
March 5, 2024
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History Museum Welcomes Teen Docent Applicants

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 20, 2024) – Los Altos History Museum is accepting applications for its Teen Docent program, geared to students attending grades 9 - 12 in local schools during the 2024-2025 academic year. The program trains teenagers to serve as Museum ambassadors, welcoming visitors and guiding them on tours. With a limited intake of 25 students, aspiring participants…
February 20, 2024