Inspired by Juana

18 Oct 2018 through 31 Mar 2019

Main Gallery

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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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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Paint the Town II

5 Jul 2018 through 7 Oct 2018

Main Gallery

View never-before-shown works of art by local artists that showcase "echoes of the past" by representing many historic homes and historical sites that are still present in our landscape and capture our connection to the past.

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Right Here

1 Jun 2018 through 1 Jul 2018

Main Gallery

A follow-on exhibition to "Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I" with local artifacts and stories that focus on the growing Los Altos community in the context of a wartime Peninsula. Featuring personal letters, original newspaper stories, information on Camp Fremont, and graphic posters promoting patriotic messages.

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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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