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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
In The News

Behind the Scenes: Making of the Juana Briones Exhibit September 13, 2018, by Linda Castillo The last few months I have had the honor to be a part of the Juana Briones Advisory Council for the Los Altos History Museum. The Advisory Board is made up of an amazing group of talented individuals from all professional backgrounds sharing their experience and ideas for the upcoming exhibit and accompanying…
September 13, 2018
In The News

10th Train Days comes to LA History Museum this weekend

Los Altos Town Crier: September 12, 2018, by Los Altos Town Crier Staff The Los Altos History Museum’s 10th annual Train Days event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Admission is $5, free for children 4 and under. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. According…
September 12, 2018
In The News

Don’t Miss Train Days…

The Mercury News |by Steven Wayne Yvaska|   Train Days in Los Altos: All aboard for Train Days, Sept. 15-16, at the Los Altos History Museum. The hoopla, celebrating model railroading, is in its landmark 10th year “We’re delighted to celebrate Train Days’ tenth anniversary,” said Kristen Fuller, event chair. “What started as a small, one-time supporting event for a museum exhibition,…
August 30, 2018

Heritage Walks Offered by Los Altos History Museum

Take a stroll through history as Robin Chapman, author of "California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley," leads heritage walks through the Los Altos Civic Center Orchard Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, at 11:30 am. Hosted by the Los Altos History Museum, the walks are free, and open to all ages. Meet at the back door of…
August 14, 2018
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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
In The News

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