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…

Los Altos Museum Seeks Volunteers

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Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum has been a vital contributor to the life of the local community for almost 40 years. The dedicated support of its volunteers has been critical to its past success. “I truly appreciate the assistance of hundreds of volunteers over the years,” said the new Executive Director, Dr. Elisabeth Ward. “They have all helped make the Los Altos History Museum a welcoming venue for visitors – young and old.”

Hands-on iPad Design Class Focuses on Design Philosophy Behind Eichler Homes

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Los Altos, CA – The Los Altos History Museum will present a design class focused on the design philosophy of the Eichler homes of the mid-20th century on Saturday, June 3, 10-1pm led by artist and educator, Caroline Mustard. Mustard adopted the iPad as her canvas of choice five years ago and has become well known throughout Silicon Valley for her iPad classes from Filoli to Stanford.

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.