Past Exhibits

January 06, 2005 through June 12, 2005

Main Gallery

An expansive retrospective on the life and influence of a true Western hero, the exhibit chronicles the life achievements of this local literary legend.

Related Programs

  • All the Little Live Things Performed by Word for Word – January 24, 2005
  • Wallace Stegner Throwing a Long Shadow, presentation – February 10, 2005
  • “Los Altos Community Reads” Stegner’s All the Little Live things
    • Discussion led by Los Altos Librarian, Miriam Marr – March 01, 2005
    • Lecture by Stanford University Professor, Ken Fields – March 16, 2005
  • Video presentation: Wallace Stegner: A Writer’s Life – April 14, 2005
  • Six-Mile Hike to Long Ridge Open Space Preserve and Wallace Stegner memorial bench – June 04, 2005

Exhibit Description

The exhibit celebrates the life, accomplishments and passions of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. Stegner founded and led the prestigious Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, and as an environmentalist, he fought successfully to save the foothills surrounding the university and for the incorporation of Los Altos Hills. Many of Stegner’s former students, including Scott Turow and Larry McMurtry, contributed testimonials and personal letters to the exhibit illustrating his impact on the writers that he taught and adding to the personal memorabilia on display.

Exhibit Highlights

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