New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is excited to announce Celebrate History Weekend events including the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, April 21st and A Bigger Bash on Sunday, April 22nd at History Club of Los Gatos.
Now in its 23rd year, the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour takes place on one day only - Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 5pm in the historic Johnson Avenue neighborhood, the first commercial center of Los Gatos which comprised 131 acres of land purchased in 1874 by Peter Johnson from Denmark. Seven distinctive neighborhood homes will be featured, including the first home built on Johnson’s land and two homes that were formerly a grocery store and elementary school built in the late 1890s.
The program guide provided to all tour goers includes historical and architectural information on the featured homes as well as back stories and trivia on the history of the Johnson Avenue neighborhood, including the locations of the former sites of a private zoo of exotic animals, and the baseball field where Los Gatan Hal Chase practiced. Local musicians will serenade tour goers in several homes, one homeowner’s private artists studio will be open for viewing, and vintage cars on loan by local collectors will be parked on neighborhood streets for all to enjoy.
All Event Proceeds Benefit NUMU's Exhibitions and Programs.
Celebrate History Weekend is generously supported by