Touching Lives

20 Jan 2011 through 27 Jun 2011

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The lives and achievements of the legendary Josephine and Frank Duveneck are celebrated in this original exhibit. It highlights their many contributions, most notably Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, the home they shared with family, friends and others less fortunate than themselves. Today, Hidden Villa is a 1,600-acre wilderness preserve and working farm that is used for educational programs, multicultural summer camps and philanthropic activities.

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By Hand

10 Jun 2010 through 31 Oct 2010

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“With pieces of cloth and strands of thread women have created cherished works of art that celebrate love and beauty and the world in which they lived.” — Kay Payne

Quilts, a true American art form – admired, used in everyday life and loved throughout America’s history – are represented in this showcase exhibit from the closets and trunks of local residents within our community. This traditional craft was made by every kind of woman from every ethnic and religious group. Women have expressed themselves artistically through their needlecraft, and shared the companionship and conversation of friends while making their quilts. Also included are other forms of historic needlework primarily taken up by women including--early samplers, embroidery, lace making, crochet, cross-stitching, knitting and needlepoint.

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Through Thick & Thin

28 Jan 2010 through 6 Jun 2010

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Steeped in Yankee tradition and progressive social values, larger‐than‐life sisters Sarah Winchester and Isabelle Merriman were ahead of their time.

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Anna Knapp Fitz

26 Jun 2008 through 9 Nov 2008

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Primarily self-taught, this 74-year Los Altos resident called herself a primitive artist. Annie Fitz recorded historical scenes, people, and familiar local locations in her desire to record history and educate children as to 'the way it was'.

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Lucile and David Packard

17 Jan 2008 through 22 Jun 2008

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Communities must be better for our presence." David Packard

This exhibit looks beyond the public life of Dave and Lucile Packard - beyond their literally world-changing philanthropy, beyond their huge company which began life in a tiny garage and beyond the ground-breaking “HP Way” – the incredibly productive and personally rewarding management style.

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Wallace Stegner

6 Jan 2005 through 12 Jun 2005

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An expansive retrospective on the life and influence of a true Western hero, the exhibit chronicles the life achievements of this local literary legend.

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