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History Museum Celebrates Volunteers

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 30, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum honored its top volunteers, awarding certificates and gifts at a recent ceremony in the garden courtyard. The Chairs of eighteen committees nominated an outstanding volunteer to receive the recognition for the year, with a special award going to Pilar Parducci as Volunteer of the Year.   Parducci was singled…
August 30, 2022
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Fall arts preview: Fully reopened local arts scene offers audiences a jam-packed fall calendar

Miles Breen, Aliana Mediratta, Jonas Pao and Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly The Peninsula arts community has never been one to wait in the wings. Local arts groups have nimbly negotiated two and a half years of a drastically shifting landscape; they have taken the lead in finding creative solutions to safely reach audiences while continuing to bring provocative,…
August 25, 2022
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All Aboard for History Museum’s Train Day

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 23, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum will be transforming its courtyard and Main Gallery into elaborate model railroad layouts for “Train Day: Making a Town,” slated for Saturday, September 10 from 10am-3pm. Four train clubs will set up scaled renditions of prototypes complete with scenery, whimsical engines, and cars equipped with steam, lights, and sound.…
August 23, 2022
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Museum Displays Student Artwork Promoting Peace, Love, Unity

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 16, 2022) – In the face of hate and bias, the County of Santa Clara’s Division of Equity and Social Justice, Omniware Networks, and the World Association of Young Artists organized a youth art contest with the theme “Peace, Love, Unity.” Winning entries of this Countywide Children’s Art Contest are on display at Los Altos History…
August 16, 2022
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History museum holds interactive STEM fair

Jonas Pao / Mountain View Voice On July 16, the Los Altos History Museum will host the Apricot STEM Fair, an event that tells the story of how science, technology, engineering and math has shaped the Bay Area, from the region's agricultural period to the valley’s current status as a tech hub. The fair will include hands-on activities and demonstrations with…
July 14, 2022
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Apricot STEM Fair returns to Los Altos History Museum July 16

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 in the museum’s courtyard, 51 S. San Antonio Road. The festivities will feature family-friendly science, technology, engineering and math activities, including robotics demonstrations, engineering a Mars landing with eggs,…
June 28, 2022
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History Museum’s Retrospective on Foods of the 30s and 40s

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 28, 2022) – With the economic downturn during the Great Depression, and food rationing during World War II, Americans needed to find creative ways to feed their families. Los Altos History Museum looks at these two time periods and their effects on eating in an exhibit titled “Fabulous Food of the 30s and 40s: From Hunger…
June 28, 2022
Watch for Eliseo Perez perched high on a ladder. He has been tending our orchard for over 35 years. Each morning, Eliseo takes ten boxes a day over to DeMartini.Blog

Apricot Harvest is Early!

Have you noticed the orange apricots decorating the trees of our Heritage Orchard along San Antonio Road? The summer harvest is underway, two weeks earlier than in the previous century. Old-timers planned for apricot harvest around the 4th of July. Maybe this is an indicator of climate change? “When the apricots ripen is the highlight of my year,” declared one…
June 24, 2022
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Apricot STEM Fair Returns to History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 21, 2022) – All ages are invited to participate in fun activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Los Altos History Museum's “Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys,” on Saturday, July 16, 10am-3pm, held in the Museum’s courtyard.   STEM activities include robotics demonstrations, engineering a Mars landing with eggs, catapulting apricots,…
June 21, 2022
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Los Altos History Museum Receives Preservation Award

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 7, 2022) – In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month, the Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance hosted an Awards Night honoring individuals and organizations who have made significant historical and cultural preservation contributions throughout Santa Clara County. The Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission nominated Los Altos History Museum to receive an award for outstanding building restoration…
June 7, 2022
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Rancho Day: Celebrating the rich heritage of Los Altos

Audrey Tsai / The Talon Colorful pieces of papel picado waved in the wind above the heads of Los Altos residents outside the Los Altos History Museum. The organization put on a celebration of Hispanic heritage in its most recent event, Rancho day: Horsemanship in the Hills. The event was complete with Mexican food, informational stations, crafting workshops and live entertainment…
June 1, 2022