Press Releases

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
In The News

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
In The News

Quilts Tell Tales: Yvaska for the Mercury News reports the Los Altos History Museum and Day Worker Center of Mountain View Team up

Yvaska for The Mercury News Quilts tell tales: The Los Altos History Museum and Day Worker Center of Mountain View are teaming up to present “Traveling Stitches: Quilts Made at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.” The exhibit runs until April 29. The project invited individuals at the Day Worker Center to create quilt blocks, and 140 women and men took part. Each block illustrates…
February 15, 2018
In The News

Los Altos History Museum Winging it with New Bird Exhibition

Los Altos Town Crier Reports The Los Altos History Museum's latest exhibition, “Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway,” is scheduled to open Thursday and run through April 1. The display chronicles the story of birds – their beauty, their biology, their migrations and their ecosystems. Curated by the professors from the UC Davis School of Design, the exhibition is inspired by…
January 24, 2018
Instinct ExtinctPress Releases

Los Altos History Museum Looks to the Sky

LOS ALTOS, CA (December 18, 2017)--The Los Altos History Museum is pleased to announce that the extraordinary story of birds—their beauty, their biology, their migrations, and their ecosystems—will take center stage in the Museum's upcoming exhibition entitled "Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway", opening January 25 - March 31, 2018. The exhibit, curated by professors from University of California-Davis School…
December 18, 2017
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Museum to Host a Twinkling Anniversary Reception at Historic Smith House Dec. 1

Los Altos, CA—November 22, 2017. The Los Altos History Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary by inviting the community to a glittering reception, "Keep the Lights Twinkling", at the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, Sunday, December 1, 2017, 5-7pm. Weddings have contributed significantly to the Museum's success, and those who have been married at the Museum and plan to marry…
November 22, 2017