Juan Hernandez reaches up for apricots at a Santa Clara Valley orchard.In The News

Author gives readers a taste of Silicon Valley (The Mercury News)

The Mercury News, 21 Jun 2018, by Vicki Larson Lisa Prince Newman grew up in a Garden of Eden, surrounded by vineyards, pastures and orchards, on a 2-plus-acre property with just about every kind of tree imaginable, from walnut to kumquat to apple to apricot. It was magical. A different kind of magic happens in her once-pastoral home now called…
June 21, 2018
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Los Altos History Museum Features Exhibition on Stories of Bay Area Families during WWI

LOS ALTOS, CA (May 23, 2018) – The Los Altos History Museum highlights material seldom told in its new exhibition: "Right Here: Our Local Stories," a focus on WWI artifacts and stories of local families affected by the Great War. The exhibition, opening June 1 and extended through July 1 due to overwhelming interest, features personal letters, original newspaper stories, and posters promoting…
May 23, 2018

Museum’s Board Nominees and Slate of Officers for 2018-19

The Los Altos History Museum has nominated four new members for its Board of Directors and the slate of officers to serve as its Executive Committee for 2018-19. Being nominated to join the board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018 are: Gunilla Follett, Janet Klinke, Larry Lang, and Dwight Matthews. Gunilla Follett has actively served on several nonprofit boards,…
May 17, 2018
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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
In The News

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