Behold the Western Tussock Caterpillar

By Blog

What was going on in the Museum’s oak trees last spring? It was the yearly ritual between the Western Tussock moth, its caterpillar, its cocoon and the insects and birds that love to eat them! As occasionally happens, due to warm dry weather, last year there was a heavier than usual spring infestation. We had caterpillars dropping down on their…

Read More

Latina Leaders Honor a Legacy of Women Entrepreneurs in Panel Discussion

By Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 22, 2019) – Los Altos History Museum, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy and Comerica Bank, will hold a panel discussion, “Latina Business Leaders: Diverse Pathways to Success,” Thursday, February 7th at 7pm in the Orchard Room at Los Altos Library. Prior to the event, the Museum will hold a reception and special…

Read More

Meet Our Mellon Scholars!

By Blog

Four Foothill College students have started exciting internships at the museum this year through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarship in the Humanities Grant. Designed by Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, the grant funds a pathway program partnering with University of San Francisco. Scholarship recipients will complete a humanities certification through Foothill and then transfer for a 4-year degree. Classes run…

Read More

Museum Hosts Volunteer Open House Reception

By News

Become a volunteer at Los Altos History Museum! Whether it’s caring for the precious artifacts, maintaining the gardens, helping in the gift shop, or leading tours in the historic J. Gilbert Smith House, there are volunteer opportunities to match various interests. Attend a Volunteer Open House reception on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm to learn more about…

Read More

Traditional Healing Workshop at Los Altos History Museum

By Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (January 8, 2019) –Learn about indigenous Mexican and Mexican American traditional medicine with Elisa Marina Alvarado, Saturday, January 26th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Los Altos History Museum. The workshop will cover basic indigenous concepts about health and healing, and include activities to experience a few of the practices of medicina tradicional. Cost is $20 and includes…

Read More

Celebrate Three Kings Day at Los Altos History Museum

By Press Releases

LOS ALTOS, CA (December 17, 2018) – Los Altos History Museum hosts an event honoring the Catholic tradition and Mexican heritage of Juana Briones, the subject of the museum’s current exhibition, Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera. Día de los Reyes Magos, a celebration of Three Kings Day, or Feast of the Epiphany takes place on Sunday, January 6th,…

Read More