Many Communities, Many Voices:
Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection
April 28 to October 2, 2016
What does it mean to be part of a community? Listen to the voices of our oral history contributors and learn how different communities develop, grow and change. See how individuals working within their communities have made history by making lasting contributions to the greater good.
Opening Reception: 5.1.16 2-4pm
Capture History! Learn how to conduct an oral history interview with a member of your community or family. Advance registration required.
6.5.16 9:30-11:30am Los Altos History Museum
Community Photo Scanning Day: Bring up to five favorite photos of your community and we’ll scan them for you.
8.20.16 10am-1pm Los Altos History Museum
Save Your Treasures! Get advice from museum experts about how to take care of your historical treasures. One treasure per person, please; NOT an appraisal.
9.25.2016 10am-12noon Los Altos History Museum
The Future of Community: Engage with a distinguished panel to discuss how our communities are developing and changing.
9.29.16 7:30-9:30pm. Los Altos Library
Information/Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org | 650.948.9427 x14
Crab Feed RYP Events
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New Exhibit at the Historic Smith House
Visit the Los Altos History Museum to get a glimpse of early Los Altos. Photos from the Museum's collection are now on exhibit on the second floor of the 1905 J. Gilbert Smith house and show early businesses and industry, the influence of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and what community life was like. A special section is dedicated to photos showing the Smith Family and their home.
Open Thursday-Sunday, noon-4pm. Free.
March-launch of the Essay Contest for 2nd-6th grades. Prizes awarded in May at the Ice Cream Social & City Council meeting.
3rd & 4th grade school tours, weekdays 9-noon in April & May. Teachers & Homeschoolers: contact us to join in.
4.28-new exhibit opens: Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection. Reception 5.1
Garden Party Gala at the Geschke Estate
May 7, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a rare glimpse of the gardens of one of the most elegant homes in old Los Altos on University Avenue. Plein air artists, chamber music, gourmet appetizers, premier wine tasting and garden boutique.
In 1926, Frank Marini, a major benefactor to Los Altos and San Francisco, built the four-level Ital ianate home as the summer home for him and his four “maiden” sisters. In Los Altos, his contributions helped build St. Nicholas Church on Orange Avenue and Marini Hall at the Jesuit Retreat on University Avenue.
After the last sister died in 1969, the home was left to San Francisco College for Women. In 1971, the Tossy family (the late Dr. Jerome) and Tamara Ann Tossy purchased the home for their family. Nan and Chuck Geschke, founding Museum patrons, purchased it in 1995 and began the extensive restoration of the home and grounds. For more information click here.
$150 per person. Reservations: email@example.com or call 650-948-9427 x14
Info: 650.948-9427 x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bob Grimm Memorial
On May 2 friends and family gathered to celebrate and honor the life of Bob Grimm who passed away on March 21 while on vacation in Tanzania, Africa. Below is a video of the memorial service. You can also watch it by clicking here.
LAHM in My Out & About Magazine
The Los Altos History Museum was voted the best museum for Silicon Valley and the Coast by readers of My Out & About Magazine in their annual "What Do Locals Love" ballot!
Virtual tour of the J. Gilbert Smith House
Check out the virtual tour of the J. Gilbert Smith House on YouTube done by the Library: 3 chapters! Watch below or click here.
County History Today is a video series that highlights points of interest and historical sites in Santa Clara County, California. This video is the first part of a series of three videos that showcases the J. Gilbert Smith House in the City of Los Altos, CA.
Support LAHM through AmazonSmile!
Bookmark the Los Altos History Museum AmazonSmile page and use it every time you shop at Amazon.com. By using this link, 0.5% of your eligible purchase total will benefit the Los Altos History Museum.
Snoopy Plate from California Association of Museums
Did you know that Snoopy supports museums like the Los Altos History Museum? Pre-order a Snoopy license plate here and support all California museums! Once 7,500 license plates are sold, a new museum grant program will be established by the state. Plus, how cute will Snoopy look on your car!
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