Grade-School Students Experience California History in Museum Tours

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Los Altos History Museum offers lessons in California history through its annual educational tours for 3rd- and 4th-grade classrooms based in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Education Committee docents lead fun, interactive presentations, hands-on activities, play-acting, and tours of the Museum’s exhibits throughout April and May. Over 900 students attend the program every spring. “Local teachers rave about the…

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Mexican California Ranching Days Come Alive at Los Altos History Museum

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LOS ALTOS, CA (February 26, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum is hosting a free Rancho Day event at the Museum, where families can experience some of the daily activities it took to run a ranch during the Mexican California period, Saturday, March 16th, 12-3pm. Rancho Day supports the Museum’s bilingual exhibition, “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera“, closing March…

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Los Altos History Museum Hosts Symposium on Influential Women of Color

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LOS ALTOS, CA (February 12, 2019) – Inspired by the life and times of 19th-century figure Juana Briones, Los Altos History Museum‘s day-long symposium, “Negotiating Boundaries: Women of Color in Northern California History,” explores the lives of influential women who helped shape our communities. Scholars will share original research and analysis to give greater social context to these women’s lives. The…

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Los Altos History Museum Invites Participants to International Mother Language Day

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LOS ALTOS, CA (February 5, 2019) – Celebrate a love of language on International Mother Language Day at Los Altos History Museum, Thursday, February 21st from 6-8pm. Community members of all ages are invited to tell stories, recite poems, or sing songs in their mother tongue around the theme of love, either their own composition or from a published work, in this…

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Tours of Historic J. Gilbert Smith House Focus on History of Valentine’s Day

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LOS ALTOS, CA (January 29, 2019) – Love is in the Air when Los Altos History Museum offers special tours of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House with a Valentine’s Day theme on Saturday, February 9th at 10am and 11:30am. Deputy Director Heather Farquhar will discuss the history of Valentine’s Day and its customs on these free tours. Reservations required at losaltoshistory.org. “Love is a…

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