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 History Club of Los Gatos.
NUMU Celebrates Vibrant Local History with Weekend-long Fundraising Events
April 21: Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour
April 22: A Bigger Bash
Historic Homes Tour, Sat, April 21, 9am - 5pm
$65 per person if purchased after April 15th.
No physical ticket will be issued. A wristband will give admission to the tour. Pick up wristband and program guide April 18 - April 21 at NUMU during regular museum hours.
A Bigger Bash:, Sun, April 22nd. Doors open 5pm.
$175 p/person ($100 tax deductible)
$1750 table of 10 ($1000 tax deductible)
No physical ticket will be issued. Your name will be added to the guest list. Please check in at History Club of Los Gatos. Doors open at 5pm.
Tour + Bash Combo Ticket
$200 p/person ($125 tax deductible)
All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.