Seaweed, Salmon & Manzanita Cider

14 Jan 2017 through 16 Apr 2017

Main Gallery

The exhibit explores traditional California Indian food sources, their extensive and sophisticated system of environmental knowledge underlying use of food resources, the importance and continuing use of native foods in contemporary California Indian communities and examines contemporary issues of food localization, sustainability, nutrition and environmental health through an alternative, older lens.

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Hau Beiren @ 100

13 Oct 2016 through 31 Dec 2016

Main Gallery

In recognition of his 100th year, the Los Altos History Museum is honoring long-time Los Altos resident Paul Hau, regarded as one of the most influential Chinese artists.

Hau Beiren (also known as Paul Hau and Pei-Jen Hau), an internationally renown painter, and his wife, Mary Hau, have lived in Los Altos since 1956. His work has been exhibited and collected in the U.S. and abroad. Mary Hau has been his partner and best supporter in life and work during their 70+ years together.

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Many Communities, Many Voices

28 Apr 2016 through 2 Oct 2016

Main Gallery

This original exhibit explores our diverse communities over time, drawing on the Los Altos History Museum’s Oral History Collection. These narratives allow us to reflect on our present and future, see how we connect, and ask ourselves how we can contribute to the change we want to see in our community.

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Spirits Return

29 Oct 2015 through 17 Apr 2016

Main Gallery

This original exhibit is a multicultural look at traditions and rituals of how we remember and honor our loved ones who have passed on.

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Reflect + Create

7 May 2015 through 4 Oct 2015

Main Gallery

Creating things is human – it connects us to the world around us and is a form of storytelling. Objects that are held in Museum collections also inspire storytelling and can help us draw unexpected connections to contemporary issues and perspectives.

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Silicon Valley

18 Oct 2014 through 18 Apr 2015

Main Gallery

This original exhibit begins to answer the question, “why here?” What was it that led the Valley of Heart’s Delight from orchards to oscillators? Who were the visionaries and risk takers who made it happen?

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