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Los Altos History Museum Commemorates WWI Photographic Exhibition with Memorial Day Activities

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 10, 2018) – A costumed historical reenactor and hands-on World War I-themed craft projects are activities planned by the Los Altos History Museum for its closing weekend of the nationally touring photographic exhibition "Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I," slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 10am-3pm, and makes way for the opening…
May 10, 2018
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County Funds Renovation of Tank House

Los Altos Town Crier, May 2, 2018, written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last month to fund the renovation and rehabilitation of the 101-year-old Spagnoli Tank House at the Los Altos History Museum. “Our Valley rightfully takes pride in its 21st-century role as a technology and thought leader, but there’s…
May 2, 2018
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History Museum Celebrates Preservation Month with Historical California Bungalow Exhibition

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 26, 2018) – May is Preservation Month, and to celebrate our local heritage, the Los Altos History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its exhibit “Dormers to Doors: A Look at a California Bungalow,"on display May 10th through June 17th, 2018 in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House. The exhibition will explore the California Bungalow style, and…
April 26, 2018
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Student Summer Workshop – Learn & Help Curate Museum’s Exhibition on Juana Briones

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 28, 2018)--Today the Los Altos History Museum opens enrollment to students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade for "Juana Briones Summer Workshop", a free two-week, hands-on summer workshop on museum studies. Students will apply what they learn to create installation pieces for the bilingual exhibition, “Inspired by Juana: Doña de la Frontera” on display October 18, 2018…
March 28, 2018
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LA History Museum Panelists Offer Thoughts on Immigration

Los Altos Town Crier: March 28, 2018, by Grace Hase, Staff Writer/ For Ayindé Rudolph, the solution to citizenship for the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is creating pathways. The Mountain View Whisman School District superintendent was one of four speakers at last week’s Los Altos History Museum-sponsored immigration panel that also included Mary Dutcher, an…
March 28, 2018
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The Los Altos History Museum Asks Artists To “Paint the Town”

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 1, 2018)--The Los Altos History Museum is issuing a "Call For Artists". When artists take their portable easels and work under an open sky, they often produce lush landscapes. The Los Altos History Museum is asking local artists to look around instead for man-made structures in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the surrounding area that…
March 1, 2018

Call For Artists to participate in Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Paint the Town. Application deadline: March 15th!

Join local artists who will showcase never-before-shown works of art in "Paint the Town: Echoes of our Past" on exhibit June 21-October 8, 2018. Deadline to submit application: March 15, 2018. Artists interested in participating are encouraged to download the Call for Submissions, Application Form and List of Suggested Sites (or submit your own location) available here.
February 23, 2018
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Focus on the Flyway: Palo Alto Online Weekend Express – the best in Arts & Entertainment on the Midpeninsula

A new exhibition and program at the Los Altos History Museum takes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring the beauty and wonder of the pacific Flyway. The environmental art exhibition surrounds viewers with multimedia works that also expose the plight of Californias's feathered wanderers. See headline feature here and read the full article here.
February 15, 2018