LA History Museum features exhibition on local families during WWI

The Los Altos History Museum highlights material seldom on display in its latest exhibition, “Right Here: Our Local Stories,” which runs through July 1.

The display focuses on World War I artifacts and stories of local families affected by the war. The exhibition features personal letters, original newspaper stories and posters promoting patriotic messages that mobilized the nation to war.

Save the Date – State of the Cities, Cradle of Liberty anniversary

June 15

“State of the Cities – Los Altos and Los Altos Hills” luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills. Information:

July 4

“Salute to Vets,” celebration of the 20th anniversary of the “Cradle of Liberty” statue, 11:30 a.m. at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

Community Briefs: First Friday, Halsey House lecture

June’s First Friday celebrates dads, grads

June’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening will feature a “Dads, Grads, Brides & Grooms” theme, along with extended hours at shops, galleries and restaurants, some of which will offer special promotions and discounts.

At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

• 7 p.m. today: The library and Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County have scheduled the presentation “Don’t Squash That Bug! Recognizing Beneficial Insects in the Garden,” led by master gardener Candace Simp- son.

Los Altos History Museum spotlights WWI exhibition with Memorial Day activities

A costumed historical re-enactor and hands-on World War I-themed craft projects over Memorial Day weekend will highlight the end of the Los Altos History Museum’s nationally touring photographic exhibition, “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I.”

Activities are slated 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. The museum’s next exhibition, its in-house WWI companion “Right Here: Our Local Stories,” is scheduled to open June 1 and run through July 1.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council spotlights Morocco project

The World Affairs Council’s Peninsula Chapter has scheduled the presentation “Morocco Library Project: Inspiring Literacy, Building Friendship” 7:30-9 p.m. June 6 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Barb Mackraz of Palo Alto will discuss the library project she founded and directs, a single English library built in 2014 in rural Morocco on the edge of the Sahara Desert that has expanded to 30 libraries across the country. The libraries are located in underserved communities of Morocco, primarily in desert and mountainous areas where many children grow up without books at school or at home. Girls, who are often left behind, have particularly been motivated by the project.

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