Museum’s Exhibit Explores the History of Gadgets

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LOS ALTOS, CA (May 28, 2019) – From alarm clocks to coffeemakers, cell phones to cameras, gadgets are an integral part of daily life. But that wasn’t always the case. Los Altos History Museum presents “Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household,” an exhibit that looks at how we came to have so many gadgets in our lives and where they originated,…

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LA’s Oldest Home Serves as Setting For Garden Party

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Los Altos Town Crier,  by Carolyn Snyder The historical Winchester-Merriman House on Edgewood Lane in Los Altos is the perfect backdrop for a special garden party incorporating history and mystery. Enormous oaks, perhaps dating to when the native Ohlones lived in the area, shelter the lush grounds, which will be the site of a June 14 fundraiser for the Los…

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History Museum Launches Teen Docent Program

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LOS ALTOS, CA (May 21, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum announces the formation of a teen docent volunteer program, a free opportunity for teens to fulfill volunteer hours and enhance their college resume in a fun and interactive way. Following a week-long training seminar July 15-19, participants will become museum docents, working 2-4 hours each month through the 2019-2020 school…

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Margaret Thompson Essay Contest Enjoys Another Successful Year

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The Museum teams with the City of Los Altos Historical Commission annually to offer the Margaret Thompson Essay Contest—open to students in grades 3-6 in the Los Altos School District. May 2009, marked the 25th anniversary of this event, and Margaret Thompson wanted to do something special to celebrate the milestone. She suggested a 25th Anniversary trophy to be engraved…

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The Thriving Spirit of Food Technology

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Silicon Valley Eats exhibit comes to the Los Altos History Museum Palo Alto Online: By Chrissi Angeles, Photos by Adam Pardee While most think of Silicon Valley as the epicenter of all things tech, the area was nicknamed “The Heart’s Delight” by John Muir in 1912, as he believed it was one of the most agriculturally bountiful regions in the…

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History Museum Joins Sunbeam Foundation in Raising Funds to Beat Ewing Sarcoma

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We live in the Valley of Heart’s Delight, surrounding ourselves with technology, innovation, fertile soil and temperate climate, an open door to success. I’ve nurtured my own heart’s delight here as a member of the Sunbeam Foundation, an organization aimed at finding a cure for Ewing Sarcoma, a dreadful children’s cancer. For the last eight years, the foundation’s major fundraiser,…

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