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…

Los Altos History Museum welcomes Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast Exhibition

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Los Altos, CA – Filled with historic and contemporary photographs, baskets and other artifacts, food specimens, memoirs, and recipes, Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast is a new statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy.  The exhibit, which opens at the Los Altos History Museum on January 12, 2017 and runs through April 16, 2017 features foods important in the lives of Native Californians including fish, shellfish, seaweed, meat, vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, nuts, seeds, and salt.  This delicious look at Native foods is based on the Heyday Books publication Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast by Margaret Dubin and Sara-Larus Tolley (2008), a delightful and sometimes startling compendium of…

Special Holiday Treat — Raggedy Ann and Andy come to the Los Altos History Museum

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Smith Gallery: November 11, 2016 through February 26, 2017 Thurs-Sun, Noon-4pm Los Altos, CA – During this year’s holiday season, 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 showcasing over 60 dolls adopted by Diane Simmons over the last 40 years.  In addition, the upper gallery of the Museum will have a large tree decorated with additional dolls. Raggedy Ann and her equally spirited rag brother, Raggedy Andy, are the world’s best-known and most adored rag dolls. Long-term museum volunteers, Diane Simmons and Pinky Whelan, both former antiques dealers, curated the exhibit. Simmons adopted…