Meet Our Mellon Scholars!

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By Jocelyn Lambert with additional content from Diane Holcomb Four Foothill College students have started exciting internships at the museum this year through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarship in the Humanities Grant. Designed by Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, the grant funds a pathway program partnering with University of San Francisco. Scholarship recipients will complete a humanities certification through Foothill…

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Museum Hosts Volunteer Open House Reception

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Become a volunteer at Los Altos History Museum! Whether it’s caring for the precious artifacts, maintaining the gardens, helping in the gift shop, or leading tours in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, there are volunteer opportunities to match various interests. Attend a Volunteer Open House reception on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm to learn more about…

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Traditional Healing Workshop at Los Altos History Museum

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LOS ALTOS, CA (January 8, 2019) –Learn about indigenous Mexican and Mexican American traditional medicine with Elisa Marina Alvarado, Saturday, January 26th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Los Altos History Museum. The workshop will cover basic indigenous concepts about health and healing, and include activities to experience a few of the practices of medicina tradicional. Cost is $20 and includes…

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Celebrate Three Kings Day at Los Altos History Museum

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LOS ALTOS, CA (December 17, 2018) – Los Altos History Museum hosts an event honoring the Catholic tradition and Mexican heritage of Juana Briones, the subject of the museum’s current exhibition, Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera. Día de los Reyes Magos, a celebration of Three Kings Day, or Feast of the Epiphany takes place on Sunday, January 6th,…

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Tamale Cooking Demo and Tasting at Los Altos History Museum

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LOS ALTOS, CA (November 15, 2018) – In support of its current exhibition, “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” Los Altos History Museum hosts a Tamale Cooking Demo and Savory-to-Sweet Tamale Tasting led by CasaQ Hispanic Lifestyle Expert, Darlene Tenes, Saturday, December 8, 4-6 pm. Cost is $35 per person, which includes the demo, tamale tasting, and beverages. Space is limited,…

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