Teen Docents interact with museum professionals and community members while experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at museum magic in action.Press Releases

Museum Accepting Applications for Teen Docent Program

LOS ALTOS, CA (March 1, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum is seeking applicants for its 2022-23 Teen Docent Program. Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the 2022-23 year, the program offers teens the opportunity to work alongside museum professionals and interact with community members while experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at museum magic in action.…
March 1, 2022
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Who was Leland Smith? Museum finds unique story

Katherine Simpson / Los Altos Town Crier While staff from the Los Altos History Museum were digging for updates for the new permanent exhibition, researchers uncovered the story of Leland “Lee” S. Smith, a Black man who served as a founding member of the city’s volunteer fire department in the 1930s. Margie Alving, a collections volunteer at the museum, first…
February 22, 2022
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History Museum Program Looks at Aging in Place

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 22, 2022) – When it comes to living out our senior years, where we live, and with whom, is important to our well-being. In a program titled “There’s No Place Like Home,” Los Altos History Museum shares what cities are doing to become age-friendly for happy, sustainable intergenerational communities. The free program is slated for Thursday,…
February 22, 2022
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Museum’s photography display showcases Los Altos seniors

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Every Wrinkle Tells a Story: Intertwining Lives,” featuring photos and stories by Maud Daujean, is set to debut Thursday and run through May 8. After living in Los Altos for seven years, Daujean, a French photographer, videographer and storyteller, wanted to learn more about the…
February 15, 2022
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The Radio Revolution Comes to the History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 15, 2022) – Today, if we want to listen to music, entertainment, or the news, we can easily pull out our phones and access our favorite entertainment on demand. In the 1920s, the choice was limited. Instead of Spotify, it was the radio. In a new exhibition, Los Altos History Museum focuses on the Radio Revolution…
February 15, 2022
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Some of the Peninsula’s oldest homes are open to visitors. Here are seven you shouldn’t miss.

By Sophia Markoulakis / TheSixFifty.com Visit these landmark estates and see what it was like a century ago (or more). Wealth and the San Francisco Peninsula (Silicon Valley) have been entwined long before the likes of Apple and Oracle. More than 100 years ago, the Peninsula had the largest collection of country estates west of the Mississippi. And, though most…
February 3, 2022
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History Museum’s Photography Exhibit Showcases Local Citizens

LOS ALTOS, CA (Feb 1, 2022) – French photographer, videographer and storyteller Maud Daujean wanted to learn more about Los Altos and the people who made it special, having lived in the town for seven years. With camera in hand, she spent a year photographing and interviewing 35 elders in the community, capturing her subject’s memories of the growth of…
February 1, 2022
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History Museum closes Upper Gallery as ambitious exhibition project begins

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closing its main and upper galleries and lobby store to make way for the installation of a new, permanent exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences. The retiring of the decades-old exhibition located in the Upper Gallery and reconstruction of the new exhibition will…
January 25, 2022
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Museum Postpones Fundraiser

Special to the Town Crier / Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s Roaring ’20s-themed fundraiser, originally scheduled for Feb. 5, has been delayed until April 2 due to COVID-induced public health restrictions. “Dancing through the Decades: Entertaining the 20s,” is set for 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Decorated with period artifacts from…
January 18, 2022
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Museum Closes Upper Gallery as Permanent Exhibition Project Begins

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 18, 2022) – Los Altos History Museum is temporarily closing its main and upper galleries and lobby Store to make way for the installation of the new, Permanent Exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences. The retiring of the decades-old exhibition located in the upper gallery, and reconstruction of the new exhibition, will begin Feb 7.…
January 18, 2022
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Water Conservation Focus of Museum’s Guided Orchard Walk

LOS ALTOS, CA (Jan 4, 2022) – In response to drought alerts, Los Altos History Museum invites the community to learn more about outdoor water conservation tools available from Valley Water on a guided Orchard Walk, Sat., Jan 22, 10am - noon.   Jane Packard, chair of the Museum’s Orchard Commons Committee, will lead the walk through the Los Altos…
January 4, 2022
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Museum Program Highlights Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement

LOS ALTOS, CA (Dec 21, 2021) – In honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Los Altos History Museumpresents a less known period of local history, inspired by King’s activism for racial equality. The program, titled “Civil Rights in Early Silicon Valley: The Chicana/o Experience,” will be held online, Wed, Jan 12 from 7-8:30pm. Alexandro Jara will present…
December 21, 2021