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Los Altos History Museum to Host 1920s Themed Fundraiser | Community

Los Altos History Museum “puts on the Ritz” for its Roaring Twenties-themed fundraiser, “Dancing through the Decades: Entertaining the ’20s,” scheduled from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on February 5 at the museum, 51 Route S. San Antonio.

Decorated with period artifacts from his collection, the museum will be transformed into an art deco-themed tent, where a classic silent film will be played and a red carpet will be rolled out to welcome guests. The Top Shelf Big Band will perform tunes from the 1920s, and dancers from the Areté Dance Center will kick the dance with the Charleston. Guests can bid on 1920s-themed auction items, sip wine and cocktails at the Underground Bar, and dine on dishes provided by local caterers, club-style dinner.

According to fundraising committee chair Kelly Davis, the event will kick off a new tradition for the museum, replacing the long-standing Crab Feed as the signature fundraiser.

“We wanted to come up with a festive theme that we could build on each year,” said Davis. “Focusing on times gone by provided that foundation. And by trying something new, we hope to attract people who have never been involved with the museum before.

The proceeds will be used to cover the operating expenses of the museum for exhibits, programs, events, collections, facilities and staff. A funding opportunity will raise funds for a unique component of the reinvented permanent exhibit, the cornerstone of the museum’s exhibits. Under development, the new permanent exhibit will feature cutting-edge technology, featuring place-based storytelling and object-based learning.

Guests to the fundraiser will see renderings of the project, which is slated to open in early 2023.

“Dancing Through the Decades” will comply with all applicable COVID regulations.

Tickets are $ 185, with an early bird price of $ 150 through January 1.

For tickets and more information call (650) 948-9427 or visit losaltoshistory.org/Decades20s.