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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Eichler Homes

29 Apr 2017 through 8 Oct 2017

Main Gallery

Eichler Homes

This exhibit explores Eichler Homes, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, which he built from 1949 to 1974. Through photos, mid-century modern furnishings, and memorabilia, the story of an era filled with optimism and prosperity will shine a light on the structural building blocks that make Eichler living so appealing.

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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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Seaweed, Salmon & Manzanita Cider

14 Jan 2017 through 16 Apr 2017

Main Gallery

The exhibit explores traditional California Indian food sources, their extensive and sophisticated system of environmental knowledge underlying use of food resources, the importance and continuing use of native foods in contemporary California Indian communities and examines contemporary issues of food localization, sustainability, nutrition and environmental health through an alternative, older lens.

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Hau Beiren @ 100

13 Oct 2016 through 31 Dec 2016

Main Gallery

In recognition of his 100th year, the Los Altos History Museum is honoring long-time Los Altos resident Paul Hau, regarded as one of the most influential Chinese artists.

Hau Beiren (also known as Paul Hau and Pei-Jen Hau), an internationally renown painter, and his wife, Mary Hau, have lived in Los Altos since 1956. His work has been exhibited and collected in the U.S. and abroad. Mary Hau has been his partner and best supporter in life and work during their 70+ years together.

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