History Museum grateful for support

Letters to the Editor, Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum wishes to express its gratitude to the Los Altos City Council for voting unanimously Sept. 12 to increase financial support for museum operations and programs. The process leading to this increase involved several council meetings, as well as detailed analysis with city staff, as appropriate when allocating public funds.…
September 27, 2023
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Los Altos Golf & Country Club Exhibit Unveiled at Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (Sept 26, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum commemorates the centennial anniversary of the Los Altos Golf & Country Club with a new exhibit. Titled “100 Years and Counting: The Los Altos Golf & Country Club,” this exhibit will be on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery from October 12, 2023, to January 7, 2024.…
September 26, 2023
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The Five Best Museums near Stanford, California

September 21, 2023 Stanford, California, renowned for its prestigious Stanford University, is also a cultural hub with a range of fascinating museums. Each museum offers its unique perspective on history, art, science, and culture. If you find yourself in the Stanford area, be sure to make time for these top five museums. Los Altos History Museum...cont.  
September 25, 2023
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Los Altos History Museum hosts discussion on architecture and workplace culture

Special to the Town Crier /Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s Aug. 17 program that focused on the stories behind the high-tech buildings featured in the exhibition “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley” drew a packed house. Given the widespread interest in the subject, the museum is bringing back exhibition photographer Richard Adler,…
September 12, 2023
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Museum Hosts Discussion on Architecture and Workplace Culture

LOS ALTOS, CA (Sept 5, 2023) – Los Altos History Museum's August program that focused on the stories behind the high-tech buildings featured in the exhibition “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley” drew a packed house. Given the widespread interest in the subject, the Museum is pleased to announce the return of photographer Richard…
September 5, 2023
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All Aboard for Train Days at History Museum

LOS ALTOS, CA (August 22, 2023) – Get ready to embark on a journey into the world of model railroads at the highly anticipated Train Days event. Presented by Los Altos History Museum, this two-day extravaganza will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, from 10am-3pm.   Train Days offers an immersive experience that transports visitors into…
August 22, 2023
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History Museum hosts exhibition on architectural evolution of Silicon Valley

Town Crier Report /Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum is set to host the special program “Conversations and Reflections: The Stories Behind the Buildings” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, featuring artist Richard Adler and Professor Barry Katz, whose Stanford University course on the architecture of Silicon Valley inspired a museum exhibition. The conversation will explore the visionary tech leaders…
August 15, 2023
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How three heritage apricot orchards tell the story of Silicon Valley’s bountiful agricultural history

Julie Gentin / My grandparents have lived in their house in the Los Altos Highlands neighborhood for over 50 years, built on an apricot orchard in what was then unincorporated Santa Clara County. My grandfather maintains various fruit trees, from pomegranate and grapefruit to plum. But his Blenheim apricot trees are the originals and most reminiscent of the Valley of…
August 10, 2023
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History Museum program explores stories behind iconic high-tech buildings

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier As recently as 2013, the Los Angeles Times dismissed Silicon Valley as “an architectural wasteland.” Over the past decade, however, the picture changed dramatically as high-tech industry leaders – including Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft and Nvidia – hired world-class architects to create iconic buildings that express their values and ideals. To…
August 8, 2023
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Heritage orchard aims to grow to historical highs by 2027

Adrienne Mitchel/Los Altos Town Crier It’s no secret the Los Altos Heritage Orchard has seen better days. “Any farmer who had an orchard like that would be laughed out of town, and that’s the way I feel about those historical trees – they’re a laugh,” said Charles Bodine, a Los Altos resident since 1965 who was raised on an orange…
August 8, 2023
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From garages to spaceships, a new exhibition explores the evolution of Silicon Valley architecture

Heather Zimmerman/The Six ‘Building the Future’ delves into the architecture of new tech campuses and how they help forge a sense of place in the valley. No doubt, Silicon Valley has a global reputation, and it’s complicated. That worldwide fame is matched perhaps only by the disbelief of visitors wondering why the valley doesn’t have more to show, architecturally…
August 2, 2023