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Bay Area’s historic houses get decked out for the holidays

By STEVEN WAYNE YVASKA | | Mercury News It’s time to shop, mingle, sip tea and ogle the decorations — all for good causes. These fundraising festivities not only put you in a holiday frame of mind, but they also help preserve the Bay Area’s historic homes, fund museum programs and support countless charities. Reminder: Early reservations are a…
November 8, 2017
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I Want the Wide American Earth in SF/Arts Monthly

See what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about I Want the Wide American Earth: "Organized and traveled by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, this exhibition considers how Asian Pacific Americans have participated in and been cultivated by this country’s history, from a variety of historical vantage points, including the California Gold Rush, the development of the…
November 3, 2017
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Catch the Spirit – The Holidays are Coming!

Los Altos, CA - October 9, 2017– The Los Altos History Museum invites the community to start this year’s holiday season with “Catch the Spirit” on Wednesday, November 15, noon to 4:00pm, with a special event at the J. Gilbert Smith House, located on one of the last active apricot orchards in Santa Clara Valley. Thriving among the buildings of the…
October 9, 2017
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Los Altos History Museum Rolls out Slate of Six Speaker Programs to Support New Exhibition

Los Altos, CA - October 2, 2017– The Los Altos History Museum announced its speaker series slate designed to encourage community dialogue and discussion of themes presented in its upcoming exhibition: "I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story". The exhibit will run from October 19, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Guest speaker, Rowena Chow kicks-off the series…
October 2, 2017

J. Gilbert Smith House Hosts Exhibit: “Celebrating 40 Years and Counting…”

The exhibition celebrates the Museum's 40th anniversary as a community organization and recognizes the many volunteers, exhibits, programs and fundraisers that have made the Los Altos History Museum a unique and welcoming community resource. It looks back at the Museum’s beginnings, explores the many stories created over the years and provides a peek into plans for its future. Documents, photographs…
September 23, 2017
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The Mercury News: September Shows: Train Days

Kids of All ages are certain to have an engaging time at Train Days on Sept. 16-17. The event — now in its ninth year — is held on the grounds of the Los Altos History Museum, and attracts many families from across the Bay Area. Visitors can mingle with model-train collectors and eye elaborate railroad layouts and scenery, scaled…
August 31, 2017
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Los Altos to Host Smithsonian Exhibition on Asian Pacific American Experience

Los Altos, CA - August 21, 2017– The Los Altos History Museum is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition: "I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story", created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg…
August 21, 2017
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Discover the Story behind your Antique Treasure from Steve Yvaska, The Seasoned Collector

Los Altos, CA – July 5, 2017. Always wondered if that heirloom handed down from great-grandmother should be insured? Convinced that you bought a real Fabergé cigarette case at the local flea market? Or, just want to know more about one of your treasures? Then, don’t miss an opportunity to lunch under the oaks for Let's Talk Antiques with Steve Yvaska, “The Seasoned…
July 5, 2017
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Los Altos History Museum Celebrates 40 years!

Los Altos, CA – June 30, 2017. The Los Altos History Museum celebrates its first 40 years with a Summer Garden Party Under the Oaks on Sunday, July 23, from 5-8pm. The special dinner event will honor community leaders who have helped the Museum thrive over the past 40 years including past Museum presidents, major donors, past Los Altos and Los Altos Hills mayors and long-time…
June 30, 2017