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Kiwanis Pet Parade exhibition on display at History Museum

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The first Kiwanis Club Pet Parade strolled, rolled and pranced down Main and State streets in 1947. To commemorate the event’s 75th anniversary, the Los Altos History Museum is bringing back decades of parade memories in its latest exhibition, “Kiwanis Pet Parade: Celebrating 75 Years of Community,” on display in the gallery of the J.…
May 10, 2022
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Saddle Up for Rancho Day at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 10, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum rolls out a series of fun public programs for all ages, beginning with Rancho Day: Horsemanship in the Hills, on Saturday, May 28, 10:00am-3:00pm.   The event features hands-on activities, games, demonstrations and performances that explore the history of the Rancho period, when the rolling hills of this area were…
May 10, 2022
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Kiwanis Pet Parade Exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum

May 12th through July 10th, 2022 Lina Broydo / La Oferta Happy Birthday Beloved Pets! It’s the 75th  anniversary of the Kiwanis Pet Parade in Los Altos, and in honor of this auspicious occasion the Los Altos History Museum is celebrating this memorable historic event with an exhibit of photos and stories of pet parades through the decades. It all started in 1947, when…
May 6, 2022
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Kiwanis Pet Parade on Display at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 3, 2022) – In 1947, the first Kiwanis Club Pet Parade strolled, rolled, and pranced down Main and State streets to the delight of the community. Los Altos History Museum is bringing back decades of parade memories in an exhibit titled “Kiwanis Pet Parade: Celebrating 75 Years of Community,” on display in the gallery of the…
May 3, 2022
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‘A Song for Cesar’ highlights the role of music, arts in supporting the farmworkers’ movement

New documentary screens Friday at Foothill College Heather Zimmerman / Mountain View Voice Music and the arts can uplift spirits and entertain, but they can also be powerful forces for change, as the new documentary, "A Song for Cesar" demonstrates. The film highlights the musicians and artists who worked to advance the farm worker movement founded by labor leader and…
April 26, 2022
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San Jose’s Hidden Asian History Explored in Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 26, 2022) – San Jose Japantown, once called Chinatown, is one of three in the country that survives, now threatened by development and gentrification. Throughout its more than 130-year history, San Jose Japantown has been home to several immigrant communities including Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino. In honor of Asian American Pacific Heritage Month, local community history…
April 26, 2022
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Museum Program Shares Tips for the Golden Years

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 12, 2022) – In Los Altos History Museum's program “60 is the New 40,” two attorneys from Kramer Radin, LLP will discuss how to prepare for living a longer life emotionally, mentally, and legally. Held in person and on Zoom, the free presentation is slated for Thursday, April 28 at 5:30pm. Founding Partner of Kramer Radin,…
April 12, 2022
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Women’s History Month: Remembering Los Altos’ Mary Golda Ross, Lockheed’s first female engineer

Katherine Simpson / Los Altos Town Crier Mary Golda Ross checks more than one “representation” box – she was Lockheed’s first female engineer and the first Native American aerospace engineer. She was also a Los Altos resident who will be featured in the History Museum’s revamped permanent exhibition. Ross was born in the small Oklahoma town of Park Hill in…
March 29, 2022
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Seniors Answer Teens’ Questions in Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 22, 2022) – What are teenagers curious about when it comes to older people? What was it like growing up as a young person decades ago, and what's better about being a teen now as opposed to then? The answers to these questions and others will be the subject of Los Altos History Museum's program “Everything…
March 22, 2022