Jane Reed at Women on Wheels ParadeNews

Jane Reed Tribute

Jane Reed has spent over two decades as a key supporter and driving force behind the Los Altos History Museum's exhibits, programs, committees, and special events. After 52 years in Los Altos, Jane and her husband, John, will be moving to southern California in early October. In Jane's honor, the Museum has created a tribute fund to support an initiative near…
September 4, 2020
Press Releases

History Museum Offers Online Programs

LOS ALTOS, CA (September 1, 2020) – In support of its outdoor exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” Los Altos History Museum offers a series of free programs on the Zoom platform. The programs delve into the history of voting rights, current challenges, and women in politics. “Elected Women Speak Up,” a conversation with Los Altos’ elected officials—the…
September 1, 2020
News

Public Hours Resume for Outside Exhibits

The Los Altos History Museum buildings are 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. Per County and State Guidelines, outdoor operations have resumed. The Rise Up! temporary exhibit has been mounted on the porch of the…
August 31, 2020
Blog

Honoring Jane Reed

Jane and John Reed in front of their Los Altos home. Not just a friend of the Los Altos History Museum, Jane Reed has been an inspiring leader, enthusiastic volunteer, and passionate, creative force in many ways for many years. Jane Reed received the 2020 Historic Preservation Award August 25, with a proclamation presented by Jan Pepper, Mayor of Los Altos,…
August 26, 2020
In The News

In Living Rooms and Theaters, the Vote was Won

By Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier You can still walk past the Masonic Hall in downtown Mountain View and imagine the suffrage speeches that drew listeners more than a century ago. A man often headlined, as was the norm even for women-led initiatives. The women who filled the room had to mix strategy with entertainment as they continued…
August 26, 2020
News

Limited Outdoor Operations Resume

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. Per County and State Guidelines, limited outdoor operations have resumed. The Rise Up! temporary exhibition has been mounted on the porch of the…
August 19, 2020
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Los Altos Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

“Los Altos Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” is the title of a series of programs sponsored by the City of Los Altos, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos Library, Los Altos Youth Commission, Los Altos Women’s Caucus and Santa Clara County. The public is invited to attend events in person or virtually. “The Los Altos Women’s Caucus called together all these…
August 18, 2020
Press Releases

History Museum Celebrates Women’s Suffrage with Outdoor Exhibit

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 4, 2020) – One hundred years ago, women fought for, and won, the right to vote. Los Altos History Museum celebrates this milestone with an outdoor exhibit entitled “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” on display beginning August 20. Originally slated as a larger exhibition in the main gallery of the Museum, a mini-version of…
August 4, 2020
News

Fireball Baker Explodes in the News

It has been a busy year for WWII veteran Chuck “Fireball” Baker. On his 100th birthday, Chuck completed his first tandem skydive, which he vowed to repeat every birthday. He also took a flight in an autogiro airplane—a cross between a helicopter and an airplane. And he is featured in a short documentary made by Hormel Foods. I had the…
July 8, 2020
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Adjusting to a New Job During a Pandemic

On February 13, 2020, I started my first day as Office Administrator of the Los Altos History Museum. When I arrived, I was greeted by Executive Director, Elisabeth Ward, who showed me to my workstation with a bounce in her step. Initially, I shared a desk with an office temp who was filling in until a permanent employee was hired.…
June 25, 2020