Orchard Discovery Walk

Eager to discover the many species that benefit from the green space protected as our Heritage Apricot Orchard, a dozen folks joined me on a Saturday in April for the last in a series of guided orchard walks. They helped put the orchard on the map in the worldwide City Nature Challenge hosted by iNaturalist on this weekend following Earth…
August 12, 2019
Press Releases

Panel Discusses Technology’s Impact on the Future of Food

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 6, 2019) – What does the future of food look like? What are the perspectives on alternative meat, upcycled food products, and energy-efficient cooking?  In a panel discussion, experts share insights and concerns on how technology can change the way we eat, what we eat, and how that food is served. "Food for the Future," hosted by Los…
August 6, 2019
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Experts Offer Food for Thought in Panel Discussion

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 30, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum will hold a conversation with a panel of experts about making food choices that can positively affect ongoing social concerns. Entitled "Eating Your Values," the panel takes place Thursday, August 15 at 7pm in the Orchard Room at Los Altos Library. The evening begins with an informal reception at the…
July 30, 2019

The Little Orchard That Could

Growing up in Los Altos, I heard from my parents many times that the apricot orchard surrounding City Hall was protected. The trees would serve to remind future generations of the millions of fruit trees that once filled this valley and fed untold millions of people around the world. During the years I worked as a television journalist in Washington,…
July 25, 2019
In The News

Inaugural Museum Program Trains Teen Docents

By Zoe Morgan, Staff Writer, Los Altos Town Crier Roshni Sudhakar has been fascinated with the past since she had a particularly passionate middle school history teacher, so when she heard about an opportunity to serve as a teenage docent at the Los Altos History Museum, she jumped at the chance. “I thought, a history museum – that’s perfect for…
July 24, 2019
In The News

15 Best Things to Do in Los Altos, California

Dream Vacation Magazine, Los Altos, California features a wide variety of things to do for both visitors and local residents alike. Wine lovers can stop by the Los Altos Tasting Room or the Los Altos Grill, while visitors who prefer to spend their time outdoors can explore the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve or the San Andreas Fault Trail.…
July 18, 2019
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History Museum Welcomes New Members to Board

LOS ALTOS, CA (July 1, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum elected four new members to its board of directors, and a slate of new officers for its Executive Committee for 2019-2020. The new members joining the board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2019 are: Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Ph.D., Nicole Andrews, Ginny Badros and Victoria Holman. Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Ph.D., a Los…
July 1, 2019
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History Museum Hosts Cooking Classes for Adults

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 18, 2019) –The history and future of food is the focus of Los Altos History Museum's exhibition, "Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation." Expanding on the theme, the Museum is hosting a series of cooking classes in July to bring adults together while deepening their relationship to food as they learn valuable cooking skills from award-winning…
June 18, 2019
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Los Altos History Museum’s “Apricot STEM Fair” Features Family-Fun Activities

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 4, 2019) – Get ready to engage in science-themed games, explore interactive exhibits, talk to a NASA scientist, and taste apricots at Los Altos History Museum's Apricot STEM Fair, Sunday, June 30th, 10am-3pm. The free event, co-sponsored by 23andMe, combines a science fair with a state-fair vibe into a one-day affair for all ages. The schedule includes hands-on…
June 4, 2019
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Museum’s Exhibit Explores the History of Gadgets

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 28, 2019) – From alarm clocks to coffeemakers, cell phones to cameras, gadgets are an integral part of daily life. But that wasn't always the case. Los Altos History Museum presents "Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household," an exhibit that looks at how we came to have so many gadgets in our lives and where they originated,…
May 28, 2019