Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses Announces Upcoming Programs

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Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum will explore the legacy of Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision in a new exhibition in the Main Gallery, from April 29 – October 8, 2017. An Eichler Home is much more than just a roof over one’s head. Joseph Eichler hired architects to design homes of contemporary design that were affordable and available to anyone. See what Eichler Homes contributed to the community then and now. The exhibition will include photos, mid-modern iconic furniture, memorabilia and history of Eichler’s impact on the Bay Area between 1949 and 1974. Grandson Steven Eichler has curated the exhibition with graphic design by his wife Judi. Visit losaltoshistory.org for details. We are happy to offer…

Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses Opens Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum will explore the legacy of Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision in a new exhibition in the Main Gallery, from April 29 – October 8, 2017. The exhibition will include photos, mid-modern iconic furniture, memorabilia and history of Eichler’s impact on the Bay area between 1949 and 1966. Grandson Steven Eichler has curated the exhibition with graphic design by his wife Judi. “… Architectural modernism that followed World War II… had an appeal to middle-class buyers, and it was produced affordably,” wrote California architect and historian Alan Hess. It was in this environment that Eichler embraced the principles of modernism in an effort to provide progressive and affordable housing to middle income…

A Taste of California Native Foods, Saturday March 18, 2017

A Taste of California Native Foods, Saturday March 18, 2017

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Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum is proud to offer a special program “A Taste of Native American Foods” in cooperation with Epicurean Group and Slow Food South Bay on Saturday, March 18th, at the Los Altos History Museum. Visitors may taste native foods and enjoy presentations from 4-5 speakers discussing Native Foods and Culture. The event is free to the public. 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Tasting and lecture 3:00 – 3:45 pm: Program featuring 4-5 speakers with conversations focused on Native Foods and Culture 3:45 – 5:00 pm: Continue Tastings and lecture Glenn Hewitt, an Executive Chef with Epicurean Group, will bring tasting bites of a local fresh-frozen salmon. He is an avid fisherman and hunter,…

Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arrangement 3-day Pop-Up Exhibit at Los Altos History Museum

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Los Altos, CA – The Second Annual Ikebana Flower Show sponsored by the Los Altos History Museum will return April 21-23 in the main gallery. Last year more than 700 people attended the two-day show to view the beautiful arrangements created by Katsuko Thielke and her students. The Ikebana Flower Show has been extended by one additional day in response to the overwhelming popularity of this event. Visitors can learn the art of Ikebana by attending a different live demonstration each day at 1pm. Admission is free. Museum hours are noon to 4pm. Ikebana flower arranging is loved around the world because it creates beauty that reflects the maker’s feelings. It can be made by anyone with any kind of…

New Executive Director joins Los Altos History Museum

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Los Altos, CA – The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Elisabeth I. Ward, Ph. D. will join the Los Altos History Museum as its new Executive Director effective March 20, 2017. There will be a series of private receptions to introduce Dr. Ward to the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills community. “Elisabeth will be a passionate and energetic leader, focused on implementing a vision of what a local history museum should be as a community resource,” said Marilyn Henderson, Board President. The search committee, chaired by Marilyn Henderson, was composed of Ginger Beman, Linda Eckols, Nan Geschke, Julia Lovin, Jane Reed, Ed Taft and Eleanor Watanabe. She holds a Ph.D. and B.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from UC…

30th Crab Feed tickets on sale at Los Altos History Museum

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Los Altos, CA – A Community Event: Saturday, February 4, 2017 6-10pm St. William, 611 S. El Monte, Los Altos Public ticket sales start January 10, 2017: $95/person for LAHM members, $110 per person for non-members All you can eat crab, salad, bread and dessert Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum, will open its ticket sales to the community beginning January 15, for the annual Crab Feed. The Museum encourages new residents and other community to join in the great food, great company and great Live and Silent Auctions. Fun activities include: Pre-dinner no-host cocktail hour All you can eat crab, salad, French bread, desert, coffee plus a no-host cash wine and beer bar Live Auction with Lenny Broberg, auctioneer…