Past Exhibits

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October 18, 2018 - March 31, 2019

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The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was a dynamic 19th century figure who owned several businesses, many parcels of land, was a talented business woman, traditional healer and advocate for her family in what is now Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco.

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Exhibit Description

As the daughter of members of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition, Juana’s life spanned from the early days of the San Francisco Presidio, to California statehood, to the building of Stanford University near her final home in Mayfleld, now part of Palo Alto. The exhibition promises to elicit intergenerational conversations about California’s roots and will include pieces produced by local high school students originating from an intensive two-week Summer Workshop focused on creating exhibit works for the exhibition.

Exhibit Highlights

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