Train Days to Roll In Again at Los Altos History Museum

All Aboard as Train Days Returns to the Los Altos History Museum

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Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017, 10am to 4pm Admission: $5/person (Ages 4 and under free) Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult On site: Quick Dog Catering & Scoops Gourmet Ice Cream carts Los Altos, CA–August 9, 2017. Train Days will return to the Los Altos History Museum for two days of train-filled fun celebrating the joy and wonder of model railroading September 16-17, 2017 from 10am-4pm both days. Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery, and scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars complete with steam, lights and sound, will speed the rails to delight visitors of all ages. Explore the gauges and scales associated with model railroading as private collectors and clubs showcase…

Los Altos History Museum Celebrates 40 years!

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Los Altos, CA – June 30, 2017. The Los Altos History Museum celebrates its first 40 years with a Summer Garden Party Under the Oaks on Sunday, July 23, from 5-8pm. The special dinner event will honor community leaders who have helped the Museum thrive over the past 40 years including past Museum presidents, major donors, past Los Altos and Los Altos Hills mayors and long-time volunteers. Tickets: $50/person RSVP by July 18, 2018 Vegetarian Option Available by Advance Request events@losaltoshistory.org or call 650.948.9427 ext. 14 Community residents are encouraged to join the garden party festivities to drink and dine and acknowledge the people who established the renovated 1905 farmhouse as the Gilbert Smith House Museum in 1977, and help build upon their legacy by moving the cultural history of the Los Altos area to the…

Discover the Story behind your Antique Treasure from Steve Yvaska, The Seasoned Collector

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Los Altos, CA – July 5, 2017. Always wondered if that heirloom handed down from great-grandmother should be insured? Convinced that you bought a real Fabergé cigarette case at the local flea market? Or, just want to know more about one of your treasures? Then, don’t miss an opportunity to lunch under the oaks for Let’s Talk Antiques with Steve Yvaska, “The Seasoned Collector” from The Mercury News, on Sunday, August 20, 11-3pm at the Los Altos History Museum. Jennifer Berg, a fellow antiquarian and founder of Antiquum, an antiques collectibles practice following her graduation from Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo, will again assist Steve this year as he provides each guest with a better understanding of their treasure. Last year’s attendees enjoyed…

Call for local authors for Author’s Showcase

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Los Altos, CA – June 15, 2017– The Los Altos History Museum is looking for local authors! Writers can present their published works at the Museum’s “Authors’ Showcase”, one of the special activities at the annual Catch the Spirit holiday event. Authors that have published a book during the last two years in any genre — fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature –are all welcome. Last year, over 400 people enjoyed interacting with local authors Skip Vaccarello, Ursula Meier, Gisela Zebroski, Russ Atkinson, John Ralston and Peter Lobban. “The Museum is very much looking forward to giving the community a chance to meet local writers and learn more about their books. The written word is a powerful medium and we know many in…

Our Community Through the Eyes of Children” art exhibit opens at Los Altos History Museum

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Los Altos, CA – June 8, 2017. The Los Altos History Museum is proud to announce the upcoming exhibit “Our Community Through the Eyes of Children” on display at the Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery and conference room, July 7 – September 8, 2017. The exhibit will showcase artistic responses to the question: “Los Altos is a Community of…” by K-6 students participating in Los Altos School District’s (LASD’s) 4-week summer school program to improve grade literacy held at Almond School. This is the art project’s inaugural year and provides students a fun and unique opportunity to express their creativity around this theme. “We are very pleased that the Museum was selected to showcase the creativity of local K-6 students. We encourage community members of all…

Troop 37 Celebrates its 100th Anniversary. Limited exhibit opens at Los Altos History Museum.

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Los Altos, CA, June 1, 2017. – The Los Altos History Museum is proud to announce an upcoming mini/pop-up exhibit of artifacts from the Museum’s collection related to Troop 37 in the downstairs library room of the J. Gilbert Smith House. The display will be open during the Museum’s hours from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, July 2. “We are pleased that our archives and holdings includes so much information about this central civic organization. Troop 37 has been a part of the lives of many former and current Los Altos fathers and sons and its important role is well documented in the Museum’s collection,” observed Dr. Elisabeth I. Ward, Executive Director of the Los Altos History Museum. Among those leaders mentored…