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New Trees for Heritage Orchard

My gaze dances along straight rows of new saplings that fill in the gaps between existing apricot trees. Each sapling is tucked within a compost-rich basin, encircled by a spiral dripline at the trunk’s base. The Orchardscapes crew used a Bobcat loader to blanket the soil with arbor mulch spread along as many rows of trees as possible between rains,…
January 31, 2024
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Museum Hosts South Los Altos Block Party

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 30, 2024) – As part of its ongoing Third Thursday series, Los Altos History Museum announces a special event tailored for residents of South Los Altos. Titled "Neighborhood Block Party: We Love South Los Altos!" the gathering is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, from 5:30 to 7 pm.   The event aims to bring together residents…
January 30, 2024
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Panel discusses historical contributions of local African Americans

Allyson Johnson, Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier Last week’s panel discussion, “Conversations and Reflections: The African-American Experience in Santa Clara County,” offered a comprehensive overview of the vital, but often overlooked contributions of local African Americans.  The event, presented Jan. 18 at the Los Altos History Museum, featured author Jan Batiste Adkins, documentary producer Kathy Cotton and…
January 24, 2024
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History Museum Goes Retro with ‘50s Fundraiser

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 23, 2024) –Los Altos History Museum is excited to announce its upcoming fundraising extravaganza, “Dancing through the Decades: The Nifty ‘50s.” This signature event invites patrons to step into the past for an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, and philanthropy, held on Saturday, March 23, from 6pm to 10pm.   “Dancing through the Decades is the…
January 23, 2024
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Heritage orchard to grow by 300 apricot trees as city, museum ready installation

Town Crier Staff Report/Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos residents will soon be seeing firsthand the progress of Los Altos leaders’ efforts to restore a landmark heritage apricot orchard at the city’s civic center. Approximately 300 young Blenheim apricot trees are ready for planting in the city’s 10-acre orchard surrounding the city hall. A new drip irrigation system has been…
January 16, 2024
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Tech Meets History: Museum Launches Digital App for Enhanced Tours

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 16, 2024) –In celebration of the one-year anniversary of its Permanent Exhibition, Los Altos History Museum is set to unveil an innovative digital app on February 8th, offering a guided introductory tour and multilingual content to enhance the visitor experience. The launch event will extend throughout the weekend, with the first 100 attendees receiving a complimentary…
January 16, 2024
In The News

Expert panel will recognize, celebrate African American contributions to Silicon Valley

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  Los Altos History Museum is hosting “Conversations and Reflections: The African American Experience in Santa Clara County,” from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 18. A panel of experts will discuss the often-overlooked contributions made by African Americans to the business and cultural development of Silicon Valley, persevering despite deliberate barriers.…
January 10, 2024
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Teen Docents Promote Inclusivity with Mandarin Tours

At Los Altos History Museum, we constantly look for innovative ways to engage with our audience and make history accessible to all. The establishment of the Teen Docent Program is one such approach. Not only do these teen volunteers bring youthful energy and fresh perspectives, but they also represent a connection to the future, helping to fulfill our mission of…
January 4, 2024
In The News

Museum exhibition explores the history of Los Altos street names

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier Street names narrate the history of a neighborhood, telling stories of its past, landmarks and early residents. Unraveling this history has become a labor of love for two volunteers on the Los Altos History Museum’s Collections Committee and the topic of a new exhibition, “What’s in a Name? History of Los Altos…
January 3, 2024
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Discussion Explores African American Impact in Silicon Valley

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 2, 2024) – To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Los Altos History Museum is hosting “Conversations and Reflections: The African American Experience in Santa Clara County” on Thursday, January 18 from 5:30–7pm.   A panel of experts will discuss the often-overlooked contributions made by African Americans to the business and cultural development of Silicon Valley,…
January 2, 2024
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The History of Los Altos Street Names Explored in Museum Exhibit

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 19, 2023) — Street names narrate the history of a neighborhood, telling stories of its past, landmarks, and early residents. Unraveling this history has become a labor of love for two volunteers of Los Altos History Museum's Collections Committee, and the topic of a new exhibit titled “What’s in a Name? History of Los Altos Street…
December 19, 2023
In The News

Essay contest aims to capture students’ local family history

Town Crier Report/Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum and the city of Los Altos are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, aimed at students in grades 3-6. The contest begins Jan. 8 and encourages students to explore their family’s pathway to California in the context of the museum’s exhibition “El Camino Real:…
December 12, 2023