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History Museum Unveils Renovated Tank House

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 3, 2020) – Paying homage to our agricultural history, Los Altos History Museum unveils their newly-renovated historic Tank House in a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, 2-5pm. The presentation is part of the opening reception for the Museum’s exhibition, “In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte,” on display through June 21st,…
March 3, 2020
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History Museum’s Exhibition Shines a Spotlight on Migrant Farm Workers

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 25, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibition chronicles the lives of contemporary migrant farm workers, on display March 19 through June 21. “In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte” features photojournalist David Bacon’s evocative photographs alongside moving oral narratives from migrant farm workers. The exhibition, fully translated into both…
February 25, 2020
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Kids’ Art Classes at Los Altos History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 11, 2020) – Children in grades two through six who wish to learn basic drawing and painting skills may take a Kids’ Art Class led by the Art Docents of Los Altos at the Los Altos History Museum. Held from 9:30 – 11am, the class for second- and third-graders is on Feb 29, and fourth, fifth,…
February 11, 2020
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Meet the Artists of Gallery 9 Exhibition at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (February 4, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum will hold an open house for the community to meet the artists whose work is featured in the exhibition, “Gallery 9: Celebrating Art in Los Altos,” on Thursday, Feb 13 from 6-8pm. “This is a chance for visitors to find out about the artists behind the canvas,” said Exhibition…
February 4, 2020
In The News

He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu’s turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

By Elena Kadvany / Palo Alto Weekly When Lawrence Chu opened his first restaurant in what used to be a coin-operated laundromat in Los Altos in 1970, he had a grand vision. He dreamed of replicating his 12-item Chinese takeout menu in cities across America -- a Panda Express before there was a Panda Express. That dream fizzled over the years…
January 30, 2020

The Museum Awards Scholarships to Foothill College Interns

The Orchard Commons Committee helped inaugurate a new intern program on January 24, 2020 that links the Los Altos History Museum with Foothill College’s Environmental Horticulture & Design program. On January 24, 2020, the first team of three interns from this collaboration received a Scholarship Award in recognition for excellence in design during their fall internship. Viji Jagannathan, Sandra Morgans…
January 29, 2020
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History Museum Celebrates Language Diversity with Bilingual Film Screening

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 28, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum observes International Mother Language Day with a screening of the Japanese documentary “Paper Lanterns,” followed by messages of peace in languages from around the world, Friday, Feb 21st, 5-7pm. International Mother Language Day was approved in 2000 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote awareness…
January 28, 2020
In The News

Gallery 9 Celebrates 50 Years in Los Altos

History Museum Marks Milestone with Exhibition Town Crier Staff Report / Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos has seen changes aplenty over the past 50 years, but Gallery 9 has remained true to its mission as members celebrate the art gallery’s golden anniversary this year. It continues, as it did in 1970, to provide a supportive place for local artists to…
January 22, 2020
In The News

The Evolution of the Los Altos History Museum

By Elisabeth Ward, Executive Director, Los Altos History Museum / published in Los Altos Town Crier I was recently asked, “How did the Los Altos History Museum get land in the middle of the civic center?” This is a very relevant question amid all the happenings on the civic center campus. The demolition of Hillview Community Center and construction of…
January 15, 2020
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History Museum’s Exhibition Celebrates Art

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…
January 14, 2020
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KQED: Take A Ride on the Big Shaker in Los Altos

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…
January 11, 2020