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…

Hau Beiren@100 Exhibition extended to End of Year at Los Altos History Museum

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Los Altos, CA –  The Los Altos History Museum has extended their exhibition Hau Beiren@100: Works from the Old Apricot Villa to December 31, 2016 in response to the overwhelming interest in the community and art world.  It is a rare opportunity to see a survey of the recent work of Hau Beiren , one of California’s greatest contemporary Chinese painters–a firmly held position for the past sixty years, since his 1956 arrival in the United States from Hong Kong.  Known as Paul Hau (or Paul ‘Pei Jen’ Hau) in English, and Hou Beiren 侯北人 in Chinese, he is a bridge between Chinese painting and American art. Born in 1917 and now nearing his 100th birthday (Chinese are said to…

MoonFest – Community Celebration October 15

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Los Altos, CA – MoonFest, inspired by the Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival celebrated in many Asian countries, returns to the Los Altos History Museum on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This beloved children’s holiday is traditionally held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the East Asian lunar calendar (September 15 this year). But the Los Altos History Museum will celebrate during the next full moon (October 15) on their spacious patio. MoonFest means celebrating community. From Korea to Vietnam, from Japan to Singapore, this occasion brings family and neighbors together to show gratitude and celebrate the end of the harvest season. Bring your family and neighbors to enjoy this annual community event, fun for…

Hau Beiren @ 100 Solo Exhibit opens October 13 –for only one month

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The Los Altos History Museum is proud to honor long-time resident and internationally renowned artist, Hau Beiren, in a solo retrospective exhibition beginning October 13 in the main exhibit gallery.