Los Altos History Museum, in partnership with The City of Los Altos, marks the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake with the opening of its exhibition, “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now,” on display October 17 – January 19.
The exhibition reflects on the stories of lives shaken by disasters in the area, and ways the community has worked together to prepare for natural disasters in the future. In a series of free workshops, families and individuals will learn how to protect themselves and their pets against earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and other acts of nature at home and work.
Related programming includes:
• Opening reception, Oct. 20th, 2-5pm. Climb aboard fire trucks and rescue vehicles, and meet first responders and community leaders at this kick-off event.
• Water Safety and Reliability Workshop, Oct. 23rd, 7-8:30pm. Cal Water shares the importance of our community’s water supply and how to be prepared for an emergency.
• Pet Preparedness Workshop, Nov. 2nd, 9am-12pm. Learn how to take care of dogs, cats, and other pets during an emergency.
• Emergency Volunteer Appreciation Night, Nov. 14th, 5:30-7pm. Be inspired by local neighborhood leaders’ plans to increase community safety and resilience.
• Holiday Safety Workshop, Dec. 11th, 7-8:30pm. From lightbulbs to ladders, make sure your family knows how to stay safe throughout the season.
• Be Prepared for the Big One, Jan. 11th, 10am-3pm. Take a ride on the Big Shaker, the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator, and experience what an earthquake feels like.
Space is limited and registration is required for all programs, except the opening reception, at losaltoshistory.org.
This exhibition is made possible with the support of California Water Service and Los Altos Community Foundation.