In Living Rooms and Theaters, the Vote was Won

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By Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier You can still walk past the Masonic Hall in downtown Mountain View and imagine the suffrage speeches that drew listeners more than a century ago. A man often headlined, as was the norm even for women-led initiatives. The women who filled the room had to mix strategy with entertainment as they continued…

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Los Altos Museum’s ‘Rise Up!’ suffrage exhibit heads outdoors for safe viewing

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Show highlights California, Bay Area women who crusaded for the right to vote By Linda Zavoral / The Mercury News We all know the names of the women who led the national movement for women’s suffrage. But what about the crusade in California, where women gained the right to vote in 1911, nine years before the 19th Amendment was ratified? “Rise Up!…

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Limited Outdoor Operations Resume

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The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closed for visits. With the focus on the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are aligned with local and federal guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Per County and State Guidelines, limited outdoor operations have resumed. The Rise Up! temporary exhibition has been mounted on the porch of the…

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Los Altos Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

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“Los Altos Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” is the title of a series of programs sponsored by the City of Los Altos, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos Library, Los Altos Youth Commission, Los Altos Women’s Caucus and Santa Clara County. The public is invited to attend events in person or virtually. “The Los Altos Women’s Caucus called together all these…

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Los Altos History Museum Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

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‘Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage’ exhibition will be displayed outdoors starting Aug. 20 By Karla Kane / Palo Alto Weekly “Rise Up! The Fight for Womens Suffrage,” a new exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, celebrates the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage. The exhibition “explores the history of the suffrage movement at the national level, but…

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