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Museum Hosts Volunteer Open House Reception

Become a volunteer at Los Altos History Museum! Whether it's caring for the precious artifacts, maintaining the gardens, helping in the gift shop, or leading tours in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, there are volunteer opportunities to match various interests. Attend a Volunteer Open House reception on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm to learn more about…
January 10, 2019
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Traditional Healing Workshop at Los Altos History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 8, 2019) –Learn about indigenous Mexican and Mexican American traditional medicine with Elisa Marina Alvarado, Saturday, January 26th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Los Altos History Museum. The workshop will cover basic indigenous concepts about health and healing, and include activities to experience a few of the practices of medicina tradicional. Cost is $20 and includes…
January 8, 2019
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Celebrate Three Kings Day at Los Altos History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (December 17, 2018) – Los Altos History Museum hosts an event honoring the Catholic tradition and Mexican heritage of Juana Briones, the subject of the museum's current exhibition, Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera. Día de los Reyes Magos, a celebration of Three Kings Day, or Feast of the Epiphany takes place on Sunday, January 6th,…
December 17, 2018
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Last Chance to Attend Los Altos History Museum’s Crab Feed

LOS ALTOS, CA (December 11, 2018) –Los Altos History Museum will hold its last-ever Crab Feed fundraiser on Saturday, February 2nd, 6-10 pm, at St. William Church Parish Hall, 611 S. El Monte, Los Altos. For 31 years, this all-you-can-eat crab fest and live auction has been a Los Altos tradition. Crustacean-lovers spur each other on to raise funds to help…
December 11, 2018
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Tamale Cooking Demo and Tasting at Los Altos History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (November 15, 2018) – In support of its current exhibition, "Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera," Los Altos History Museum hosts a Tamale Cooking Demo and Savory-to-Sweet Tamale Tasting led by CasaQ Hispanic Lifestyle Expert, Darlene Tenes, Saturday, December 8, 4-6 pm. Cost is $35 per person, which includes the demo, tamale tasting, and beverages. Space is limited,…
November 15, 2018
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Presents from the Past on Display at the Historic J. Gilbert Smith House

LOS ALTOS, CA (October 23, 2018) –The Los Altos History Museum opens a holiday-themed exhibit for young and old of Christmas gifts from yesteryear. On display November 8th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019 in the J. Gilbert Smith House, "Presents from the Past: A Look Back at Christmas Gift-Giving," features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children's books and…
October 23, 2018
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Stunning Digital Photography Wins People’s Choice Award

Visitors to our exhibition Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past had the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. We announced the winner of the People's Choice Award at the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 7th. Artist Dotti Cichon won for her stunning digital photography, Phoenix Rising. And she sold the piece to Museum member and donor Don Gladstone.…
October 10, 2018
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Los Altos History Museum’s Latest Smith House Exhibit Combines History with Paranormal Fun

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 20, 2018) – In the spirit of Halloween, the Los Altos History Museum unveils a new exhibit in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, "Superstitions," running October 4th – November 4th. Visitors will experience a Victorian-era house in mourning, learn how death influenced life, and discover where many folk beliefs about bad luck and death originated. The exhibit is…
September 20, 2018
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Los Altos History Museum’s Exhibition “Paint the Town” Closes October 7th

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 19, 2018) – The Los Altos History Museum will hold a closing ceremony for its current exhibition: "Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past,"on Sunday, October 7th, from 12-2pm. The exhibition features artwork of historic places, buildings, structures, memorials, and homes that tells the story of our community's rich history. More than 50 local artists contributed their…
September 19, 2018