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Museum screens acclaimed film ‘The Valley,’ followed by conversation with director Kariat

Special to Los Altos Town Crier In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a screening of the film “The Valley” 7 p.m. May 7. “The Valley” is an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian-American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Following the screening, a conversation will take place between…
April 28, 2021
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Can California wildflowers survive climate change?

Photography exhibit captures endangered blooms throughout the state By Heather Zimmerman / Palo Alto Weekly Just two years ago this spring, vibrant "super blooms" were drawing crowds to some of California's more remote corners to see hillsides covered in bright orange poppies and other wildflowers. Though there are still wildflowers to be found this year, a mostly dry winter has…
April 22, 2021
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Screening of “The Valley” with Filmmaker Saila Kariat hosted by Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 20, 2021) – In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Los Altos History Museum presents an online film-screening of “The Valley,” an artistic exploration of teen suicide, the Asian American immigrant experience and the high-achievement culture of Silicon Valley. Slated for Friday, May 7 at 7pm, the viewing will be followed by a conversation between…
April 20, 2021
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Finding Asian America in the Museum

The Museum has issued an official statement condemning the recent resurgence of racial violence against Asian, Asian American Pacific Islander communities. As local historians, we celebrate the impactful contributions of AAPI members in our community and embrace the educational power of intercultural connections. This essay is in response to racial violence and what role history museums can play in cultivating…
April 15, 2021
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NARM Features Museum’s Exhibit

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Featured Exhibitions “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” an exhibition by international award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy. For over 20 years, the photographers have worked to capture California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to the beauty of…
April 6, 2021
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Museum Launches Virtual Tours of Historic Smith House

LOS ALTOS, CA (April 6, 2021) – To increase accessibility of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, Los Altos History Museum looked to VirtualEyes Media to create two interactive virtual tours of the home. Pre-COVID, students were able to visit the house on field trips, and visitors could take docent-led tours during open hours. The house remains temporarily closed to…
April 6, 2021
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Museum Hosts Program on Citizen Science

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 30, 2021) – Members of the general public are taking to the great outdoors as “citizen scientists,” collecting and recording data on their smartphones to aid professional scientists in researching changes in the natural world. In a Zoom program titled “What is Citizen Science?” Los Altos History Museum explores this tech-savvy movement of public participation in…
March 30, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Headline History Museum Program

Special to the Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a free Zoom program, “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” 5 p.m. Thursday, supplementing its current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.” Conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs of wildflowers in California’s diverse geographic areas and share their techniques for capturing…
March 17, 2021
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Conservation Photographers Present History Museum Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 9, 2021) – Meet the photographers and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Los Altos History Museum's current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” in a Zoom program titled “A 27-Year Wildflower Journey,” Thursday, March 18 at 5pm. Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will present photographs…
March 9, 2021
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Events Around the Bay

by Lina Broydo / La Oferta “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” March 6 through July 11, 2021 The Museum will be open on weekends only, from Noon to 4pm.  My dreams of seeing California fields of wildflowers have captured my imagination for the entire year and now my dream came true as the Los Altos History…
March 5, 2021