Events

Ikebana flower show & demo draws over 700

Katsuko Thielke and her students provided a 2-day flower show with live demonstrations before standing-room only audiences at the Los Altos Library. Illustrating the traditional art of Japanese flower design, the program ties to the Museum's exhibit, Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive. (more…)
March 24, 2016
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Catch The Spirit – the holidays are coming!

A Community Event Wednesday, November 18, 2015, noon to 4pm The Los Altos History Museum invites the community and beyond to start this year’s holiday season with “Catch the Spirit.” The J. Gilbert Smith History House will be decked out with holiday decorations reminiscent of the 1930’s. Tasty treats will be serviced on the spacious front porch and pianist, Carole…
October 15, 2015
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Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive

Los Altos History Museum Remembers Loved Ones Who Have Passed on in New Show Opening October 29, 2015 The Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibit, Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive, will open on October 29, 2015 and is a multi-cultural look at how we remember our loved ones who have passed on. (more…)
September 30, 2015
Photos & Stories Wanted for New Museum ExhibitPress Releases

Photos & Stories Wanted for New Museum Exhibit

How do you keep memories of your loved ones alive? The Los Altos History Museum is looking for your stories and photos for its new exhibition, Spirits Return – Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive, opening October 29, 2015. The exhibit will showcase how different cultures remember, honor and celebrate their ancestors--around the world and right here in the Bay Area--including Dia de…
August 18, 2015
Marianne Lettieri on the “Death and Life of an Object”Press Releases

Marianne Lettieri on the “Death and Life of an Object”

Free Artist Talk at Mountain View Library - August 27, 7pm On Thursday, August 27 at 7 pm, the public is invited to attend a FREE lecture at the Mountain View Library to participate in a discussion with Bay area visual artist Marianne Lettieri about the meanings embedded in historical and everyday materials and the ways artists use them in creative expression. The…
August 17, 2015
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Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect

Los Altos History Museum Brings Historic Objects and Original Art Together in New Show Opening May 7, 2015 The Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibit, Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect, will open on May 7, 2015. Artists, makers and creators from throughout the broader community have been creating new work inspired by items in the Museum collection.…
March 9, 2015