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Los Altos History Museum Announces Winners of Juried Art Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 1, 2018) – Over 50 artists submitted works in response to the Los Altos History Museum's "Call for Artists" for their exhibition "Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past." After careful deliberation, a panel of judges chose five winning entries depicting local historic landmarks, which are among the art on display, and available for purchase, at…
August 1, 2018
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High Schoolers at Los Altos History Museum Celebrate Briones

Los Altos Town Crier: July 25, 2018, by Adanya Lustig Adobe-brick making, medicinal-herb planting, archival research and videography were all tools of the trade for the 22 high schoolers who created exhibits for the Los Altos History Museum. The museum this month hosted a two-week workshop during which the students, including several from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools,…
July 25, 2018
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Local Artists to Receive Awards for Entries in Los Altos History Museum’s “Paint the Town II”

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 12, 2018) – When the Los Altos History Museum put out a call for artists to paint local historic homes and landmarks for their exhibition: "Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past," over 50 artists responded, ranging in ages from 9 to 90. An awards ceremony for these artworks, which include paintings, textile and digital art, will…
July 12, 2018
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Winner Shares Recipe from Apricot Tasting Competition

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 6, 2018) – Local businesses and individuals took part in an old-fashioned taste-testing competition at the Los Altos History Museum's first-ever Apricot STEM Fair on June 24th. The only rule: entries had to be made with apricots. Judging the competition was a roster of Celebrity Judges, with People's Choice Judges adding their votes in three categories: appetizers, entrees,…
July 9, 2018
Juan Hernandez reaches up for apricots at a Santa Clara Valley orchard.In The News

Author gives readers a taste of Silicon Valley (The Mercury News)

The Mercury News, 21 Jun 2018, by Vicki Larson Lisa Prince Newman grew up in a Garden of Eden, surrounded by vineyards, pastures and orchards, on a 2-plus-acre property with just about every kind of tree imaginable, from walnut to kumquat to apple to apricot. It was magical. A different kind of magic happens in her once-pastoral home now called…
June 21, 2018
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Los Altos History Museum Features Exhibition on Stories of Bay Area Families during WWI

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 23, 2018) – The Los Altos History Museum highlights material seldom told in its new exhibition: "Right Here: Our Local Stories," a focus on WWI artifacts and stories of local families affected by the Great War. The exhibition, opening June 1 and extended through July 1 due to overwhelming interest, features personal letters, original newspaper stories, and posters promoting…
May 23, 2018

Museum’s Board Nominees and Slate of Officers for 2018-19

The Los Altos History Museum has nominated four new members for its Board of Directors and the slate of officers to serve as its Executive Committee for 2018-19. Being nominated to join the board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018 are: Gunilla Follett, Janet Klinke, Larry Lang, and Dwight Matthews. Gunilla Follett has actively served on several nonprofit boards,…
May 17, 2018