Photography exhibit opening Thursday at Los Altos History Museum

Following up on its recent exhibition about disaster response and community resilience, the Los Altos History Museum is set to open its next attraction.

Starting Thursday, January 16, the Museum will display photography by J. Gilbert Smith, whose prints of Yosemite, Big Sur, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and our region’s natural environment show a unique perspective of our history.

“These photographs are some of my favorite artifacts in the Museum’s collections because they let us see the world through J. Gilbert Smith’s eyes, showing us what California and Los Altos looked like 100 years ago,” said Exhibition Curator, Dr. Amy Ellison.

The museum will display the photography in its historic J. Gilbert Smith House, built in 1905. Smith arrived in the Bay Area from Oregon in 1899 to pursue studies at Stanford University.

Ellison continued, “His photographs show an ardent love and respect for nature, and I think they also show him to be someone who took joy in both beauty and creative expression.”

The display will continue through May 24. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Rd., is open Thursday-Sunday each week from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The exhibition is free.

For more information on the exhibit, click here.

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