Paint the Town II

5 Jul 2018 through 7 Oct 2018

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View never-before-shown works of art by local artists that showcase "echoes of the past" by representing many historic homes and historical sites that are still present in our landscape and capture our connection to the past.

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Right Here

1 Jun 2018 through 1 Jul 2018

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A follow-on exhibition to "Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I" with local artifacts and stories that focus on the growing Los Altos community in the context of a wartime Peninsula. Featuring personal letters, original newspaper stories, information on Camp Fremont, and graphic posters promoting patriotic messages.

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Over Here

12 Apr 2018 through 27 May 2018

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The Los Altos History Museum is proud to be one of a handful of museums nationwide hosting a special exhibition created by the National Archives during the centennial observation of US involvement in World War I. The US involvement in World War I lasted from April 1917 until November 1918, but in that time almost 3 million U.S. soldiers were drafted.

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Instinct Extinct

25 Jan 2018 through 31 Mar 2018

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The extraordinary story of birds—their beauty, their biology, their migrations, and their ecosystems. This is a multimedia art installation inspired by the spectacular natural instinct of birds to travel thousands of miles up and down the Western edge of North America.

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I Want the Wide American Earth

19 Oct 2017 through 7 Jan 2018

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Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), this exhibition celebrates how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of this nation’s history.

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Eichler Homes

29 Apr 2017 through 8 Oct 2017

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Eichler Homes

This exhibit explores Eichler Homes, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, which he built from 1949 to 1974. Through photos, mid-century modern furnishings, and memorabilia, the story of an era filled with optimism and prosperity will shine a light on the structural building blocks that make Eichler living so appealing.

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