The Gem of the Foothills | A Living History of Los Gatos

June 6, 2015 - July 26, 2015

Located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos has inspired innovators and leaders since the mid 1800s. At the heart of its identity are generations of families and individuals who helped to define and create this town with their unique multi-cultural experiences and personal achievements. 

Through living stories of the present, this exhibit will invite the community to compose their own story as a contributing piece of our collective history. With an installation of selected objects that symbolize the town’s triumphs and tragedies, visitors will be able to relate and write their own personal history. These unique stories will be added to the overall exhibit , creating a vibrant, living history of the town.

This exhibit seeks to unite the past with the present and to develop significant ways of learning about larger events by relating our own lives to those of the past. It will tell the story of how the people, places and things of Los Gatos, not only set it apart as a community, but created decades of growth and inspiration that continues today.