Love One Another

11 Nov 2016 through 2 Jul 2017

J. Gilbert Smith House

The Los Altos History Museum welcomes Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy to the Smith Gallery located upstairs in the J. Gilbert Smith House. The exhibit tells the history of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, Americas' beloved duo introduced in1918, and showcases over 60 dolls adopted by Diane Simmons over the last 40 years.

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Backyard Politics

August 2016 through November 2016

J. Gilbert Smith House

Politics is more than just elections; it’s also about community engagement. Find out how political issues have played out on a local level.

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Tintype Photography

July 2015 through February 2016

J. Gilbert Smith House

Tied to past exhibit, Reflect + Create: Where Art & History Intersect, this vintage tintype photography exhibit is based upon results from a workshop led by Emmy Award-winning instructor, Russell Brown of Adobe Systems.

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J. Gilbert Smith House

15 May 2018 through 8 Aug 2020

J. Gilbert Smith House

Built from 1901 to 1905 by Oregon native, J. Gilbert Smith, this craftsman-style farm house typifies the early orchard homes of the local area. Originally situated on 14+ acres of prize-winning apricot orchards, the Smiths lived in the home from 1901 until 1973. In 1954 the City of Los Altos purchased the property, including the house and the 10.44 acres of apricot orchards as the site for the Civic Center with the Smiths retaining lifetime residency of the house and a surrounding acre. Upon Mrs. Smith's death in 1973, the home and one acre reverted to the City.

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