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Eagerly Awaited Permanent Exhibition to Debut at Los Altos History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 25, 2023) — The public is invited to the grand opening of Los Altos History Museum's new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” on Saturday, February 11 from 11am to 4pm. Over two years in the making, the exhibition delivers an immersive experience through expansive video walls, interactive touch screens and listening stations, and…
January 25, 2023
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Exhibition spotlights Shoichi Kagawa, caretaker and gardener for Paul Shoup

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The new permanent exhibition being installed at the Los Altos History Museum features several notable residents from the early days (pre-1950) of the community. The exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land,” spotlights people from across four sections of the display: Leland Smith (the town), Mary Golda Ross (the valley), Rose Marie Taaffe (the…
December 20, 2022
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2022 Year in Review

I want to thank you, dear friends and supporters of Los Altos History Museum, for being a part of the Museum community over the last year. By opening our e-newsletters, logging onto our webinars, renewing your membership, donating to our campaigns, and attending our events, you let us know that the work we do matters to you. Over the last…
December 8, 2022
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Old-Fashioned Holiday Festivities at Museum

Los Altos Patch Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holidays with music, tasty treats, and boutique shopping on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-4pm. Attendees may tour the historic J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a 1930s Christmas, enjoy home-baked sweet and savory goodies on the porch, and shop for unique gifts in two…
November 10, 2022
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Old-Fashioned Holiday Festivities at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Oct 25, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum invites the public to “Catch the Spirit” of the holidays with music, tasty treats, and boutique shopping on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-4pm.   Attendees may tour the historic J. Gilbert Smith House decorated for a 1930s Christmas, enjoy home-baked sweet and savory goodies on the porch, and shop…
October 25, 2022
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Museum highlights Stegner’s literary legacy in new display

Town Crier Report/ Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to open a companion exhibition to its outdoor display on Wallace Stegner, this time focusing on the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s legacy in the creative writing world, and the Los Altos area in particular. Co-produced by The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, “A…
October 19, 2022
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History Museum Holds a Creek Fest

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 4, 2022) – Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and guided tours are on tap for Los Altos History Museum’s “Creek Fest: Playing with Water,” slated for Saturday, October 22 from 10am-3pm. The fourth in its series of family-friendly events offered this year, “Creek Fest” highlights aspects of what the Museum will feature in its Permanent Exhibition, opening in…
October 4, 2022
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History Museum’s offsite exhibit previews what’s to come

Town Crier Report/ Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has opened an offsite display highlighting its new Permanent Exhibition, “Making Connections: Stories from the Land.” The teaser display, which opened Sept. 19, will be open through January at the Los Altos Community Center in the space earmarked for the cafe, replacing the museum’s current pop-up exhibition revealing…
September 28, 2022
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Wallace Stegner Exhibit Leads Visitors on a Conservation Path at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 27, 2022) – Wallace Stegner, known as "the dean of Western writers," published 30 books, countless essays, and numerous letters about equity, the arts, and the environment. The latter is the focus of Los Altos History Museum’s interactive outdoor exhibition, “Wallace Stegner: A Path to Conservation,” on display Oct 13, 2022 - Mar 5, 2023. Informational…
September 27, 2022
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Museum Program Sheds Light on History of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 20, 2022) – Archeologist, Anthropologist and Ethnohistorian Alan Leventhal will discuss the “Archaeology, History and Heritage of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe” in an online program hosted by Los Altos History Museum. This free program, given the Thursday before Indigenous Peoples' Day, will be held via Zoom on October 6 at 7pm. For the past 42 years,…
September 20, 2022