History Museum Goes Virtual for Latest Exhibition

By Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 19, 2020) – When the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the county issued shelter-in-place orders, Los Altos History Museum halted it’s planned exhibition, “In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte,” originally scheduled to open on March 19 in the main gallery. The Museum is pleased to announce that portions of this exhibit,…

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The Story of the Museum’s Apricot Tree

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In January, the Los Altos History Museum’s Executive Director, Dr. Elisabeth Ward, envisioned a real live apricot tree growing next to the newly installed sign in the Museum’s agricultural exhibit area. The sign tells the story of the Blenheim apricots in the nearby Los Altos Community Orchard, originally planted around 1905 by our Los Altos orchardist, J. Gilbert Smith. Fortunately…

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A Museum without Walls?

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At the foundation of every museum is a collection. Different types of museums are distinguished based on what it is they collect and preserve: art museums collect and preserve art, whereas natural history museums collect and preserve natural specimens. The Los Altos History Museum is a history museum, which means we collect things related to the history of our area….

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Living Through a Major Historical Moment

By In The News

Los Altos History Museum seeks your COVID-19 stories and experiences By Heather Zimmerman/Mountain View Voice Your day-to-day routine, let alone your daily activities during quarantine, may seem like nothing special, but actually, it could be something for the history books. That’s why the Los Altos History Museum recently put out a call for submissions asking Santa Clara County residents to…

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Foothill Intern, Karen Quero cataloguing notes for the historic photo collection

Cultivating the Next Generation of Arts & Humanities Leaders in Los Altos and Beyond 

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The Los Altos History Museum proudly welcomes back Humanities Mellon Scholars Ananya Khanna, Zahira Trejo, and Karen Quero for their spring quarter internships this week. Beginning Monday, April 13th, Ananya will continue her internship under the mentorship of Diane Holcomb, Outreach Coordinator, in marketing and public relations, and Zahira and Karen in museum collections and research with Dianne Shen, Collections Strategist. Designed by the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, the…

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History Museum Seeks Applicants for Teen Docent Program

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 14, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 Teen Docent Program. Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the 2020-21 year, the program offers teens the opportunity to interact with the community, fulfill volunteer hours for school, learn about history, connect with peers, and work alongside…

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