Over Here

12 Apr 2018 through 27 May 2018

Main Gallery

The Los Altos History Museum is proud to be one of a handful of museums nationwide hosting a special exhibition created by the National Archives during the centennial observation of US involvement in World War I. The US involvement in World War I lasted from April 1917 until November 1918, but in that time almost 3 million U.S. soldiers were drafted.

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Instinct Extinct

25 Jan 2018 through 31 Mar 2018

Main Gallery

The extraordinary story of birds—their beauty, their biology, their migrations, and their ecosystems. This is a multimedia art installation inspired by the spectacular natural instinct of birds to travel thousands of miles up and down the Western edge of North America.

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I Want the Wide American Earth

19 Oct 2017 through 7 Jan 2018

Main Gallery

Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), this exhibition celebrates how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of this nation’s history.

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Traveling Stitches

15 Feb 2018 through 29 Apr 2018

J. Gilbert Smith House

In partnership with the Day Worker Center of Mountain View and directed by volunteer Naomi Zamir. Seven Quilts are displayed, created block by block by the day workers. Each square depicts the stories, memories, dreams, ideas and hopes of the day worker who created it.

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Celebrating 40 Years and Counting…

23 Sep 2017 through 31 Dec 2017

J. Gilbert Smith House

An exhibition celebrating the Los Altos History Museum's 40th anniversary as a community organization. It explores the stories created through the years by friends and volunteers and provides a peek into plans for the future.

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Our Community Through the Eyes of Children

7 Jul 2017 through 10 Sep 2017

J. Gilbert Smith House

This exhibit showcases artistic response to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school program at Almond School. The art project provides a unique opportunity to express creativity around this theme. Resulting works are on display in the J.Gilbert Smith House Gallery and first floor conference room.

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