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2013 Historic Homes Tour
The Museums of Los Gatos 20th Anniversary Historic Homes Tour is just around the corner. All Early Bird tickets will receive a complimentary 1-year Individual Museums membership! Purchase your tickets today!
The Story of Los Gatos
Discover the stories that connect us to our past
History Exhibitions at the Museums of Los Gatos invite visitors to explore more than 100 years of the city’s rich past—The Museum’s engaging exhibitions will feature large-scale objects, hands-on experiences, and multimedia presentations that will interpret and present our history in new and exciting ways.
The History Museum’s permanent exhibition The Story of Los Gatos, featuring Los Gatos history, is in the planning stages. Witness history in the making as we develop and build this three-phase project! As the exhibition is developed over the next few years, the stories of Los Gatos will be interpreted through images, artifacts, and stories from the Museum collection.
Introduction to Los Gatos
Visitors will learn about the pivotal events and people in Los Gatos history, from the creation of the railroad to the beginnings of Silicon Valley. Select artifacts, images, and personal stories will also interpret our community’s unique storyline and how it fits into greater California History.
Iconic objects from our collection will continue to be integrated into our Los Gatos story and timeline. Interactive models, touchable objects and new media will facilitate the telling our community story.
These new exhibit elements will further engage visitors and allow visitors to create their own journey and experience into Los Gatos history.
Community History Gallery
What does Los Gatos mean to you?
The community history gallery is devoted to telling your personal stories and histories. Visitors can map their stories and memories in our community memory map or record them, in writing or audibly, in our interactive StoryShare station. A space for visitors to not only contribute but listen to other visitor’s stories. The gallery will also include a Los Gatos family tree that tells the ongoing story of the innovators, workers, and investors who shaped community history.