Margaret Thompson Essay Contest Enjoys Another Successful Year

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The Museum teams with the City of Los Altos Historical Commission annually to offer the Margaret Thompson Essay Contest—open to students in grades 3-6 in the Los Altos School District. May 2009, marked the 25th anniversary of this event, and Margaret Thompson wanted to do something special to celebrate the milestone. She suggested a 25th Anniversary trophy to be engraved…

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The Thriving Spirit of Food Technology

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Silicon Valley Eats exhibit comes to the Los Altos History Museum Palo Alto Online: By Chrissi Angeles, Photos by Adam Pardee While most think of Silicon Valley as the epicenter of all things tech, the area was nicknamed “The Heart’s Delight” by John Muir in 1912, as he believed it was one of the most agriculturally bountiful regions in the…

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History Museum Joins Sunbeam Foundation in Raising Funds to Beat Ewing Sarcoma

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We live in the Valley of Heart’s Delight, surrounding ourselves with technology, innovation, fertile soil and temperate climate, an open door to success. I’ve nurtured my own heart’s delight here as a member of the Sunbeam Foundation, an organization aimed at finding a cure for Ewing Sarcoma, a dreadful children’s cancer. For the last eight years, the foundation’s major fundraiser,…

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Museum to Hold Garden Party Evening at Historic Winchester Merriman House

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LOS ALTOS, CA (May 1, 2019) – Don your cocktail attire and fancy hat for a garden party at the Winchester Merriman House in an evening of Memories & Mysteries, a fundraiser for Los Altos History Museum’s exhibitions, Friday, June 14th, 5:30-8:30pm. The Winchester Merriman House, originally situated on 140 acres on Edgewood Lane, is the oldest residence in Los Altos….

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Orchardist Phil Doetsch Shares Love of Tending Fruit Trees

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Love of the orchard as well as concern for a healthy environment shone through the dialogue between orchardist Phil Doetsch and about 33 citizens who joined him for a walk in our heritage apricot orchard on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Drawing on personal experience working in his dad’s orchard, Phil helped us better understand the adjustments in agricultural practices needed…

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