Los Altos History Museum goes virtual

As it works to adapt to the new COVID-19 reality, the Los Altos History Museum is trying something new.

The museum, which records and shows the history of the West Valley and its residents, is moving part of its most recent exhibition online.

Originally scheduled to open in the main gallery in mid-March, the ‘In the Fields of the North/ En los Campos del Norte’ exhibit will soon be partially available in a digital format experience.

“If people can’t come to the Museum, we will endeavor to bring the Museum to them,” said Exhibition Curator, Dr. Amy Ellison.

The exhibit reviews the lives of crop workers, giving perspective to how and where the food we eat comes from. Online viewing begins May 29 on the museum’s website.

Additionally, Stanford historian Dr. Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez will interview the photojournalist behind the exhibit, David Bacon, in a Zoom-based event. That program runs from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. Reservations are required for participation.

This new exhibition is produced in partnership with a number of legal and cultural organizations, rising awareness for farmworkers.

To see more information, visit the Los Altos History Museum website here. To register for the June 3 discussion, click here.