History Museum Asks Community to Share COVID-19 Experiences

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 7, 2020) – To document the impact of COVID-19 on the community, Los Altos History Museum is seeking stories, photos, diary entries, and other materials from residents of Santa Clara County. The material and online submissions will be archived for the Museum’s permanent collection, and preserved for future historians, researchers and visitors. “We want to hear…

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History Museum Hosts a Virtual Story Circle

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LOS ALTOS, CA (April 2, 2020) In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are finding creative ways to engage and interact with their community. As part of its mission to gather and present compelling stories, Los Altos History Museum will hold an online Story Circle for participants to share their experience of resilience during this unique moment in history….

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Write it Down: A Historian’s Plea During COVID-19

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We are living in an extraordinary time. This feels like an understatement, given that in the space of just a few weeks, our lives have been turned completely upside down by the coronavirus. For many of us, adjusting to the new reality of a global pandemic has been a difficult process. In times of great stress and anxiety, one therapeutic…

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You Are Not Alone

How to Ease Fears in a Fearful World

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These are challenging times. As humans, we’re meant to roam with our tribe, something our primitive brains seek to ensure, because there’s safety in numbers. Now, with the threat of COVID-19, the government is forbidding togetherness except with people in our immediate household. If you live alone, you may feel further isolated from human touch. Please know, you are not…

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We are currently closed to the public

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The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closed for visits. With the focus on the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we are aligned with local and federal guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Exhibit, event and program status will be noted on the website calendar. For additional questions please contact staff via their following…

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History Museum Remains Open to Visitors, Suspends Event

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LOS ALTOS, CA (March 11, 2020) – In response to the county’s recommendations to cancel events for large groups due to the Coronavirus, Los Altos History Museum is suspending the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 21. The ceremony was planned to celebrate the unveiling of the newly renovated historic Tank House while welcoming the community to the opening of the…

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