Gadgets Galore!

30 May 2019 through 10 Nov 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

Gadgets are an integral part of everyday life. We rely on gadgets to wake us in the morning, make our meals, communicate with each other, and more. But that wasn't always the case. Steam, electricity, and invention allowed items to be produced faster, in larger quantities, over longer hours, and distributed greater distances. This exhibit looks at how we came to have so many gadgets in our lives and where they originated.

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90 Years of Flowers

7 Mar 2019 through 28 Apr 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

What do the Pet Parade, the Japanese tea garden that once graced Shoup Park, and those daffodils along Main and State Streets have in common? They were all seeded by The Garden Club of Los Altos. The accomplishments of the club is the subject of this exhibit on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery.

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Presents from the Past

8 Nov 2018 through 6 Jan 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

The J. Gilbert Smith House will be decorated in 1930's holiday splendor to mark the occasion of this exhibit for young and old of Christmas gifts from yesteryear.

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Superstitions

4 Oct 2018 through 4 Nov 2018

J. Gilbert Smith House

In the spirit of Halloween, the J. Gilbert Smith House will be shrouded in mourning as visitors experience how death influenced life, and discover where many folk beliefs about bad luck and death originated.

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Dormers to Doors

10 May 2018 through 17 Jun 2018

J. Gilbert Smith House

In recognition of Preservation Month the Museum explores the California Bungalow style, and how aspects of the J. Gilbert Smith House were inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the 20th century

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