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Exploring El Camino Real

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover the local history of California’s 1st Highway!

About the Event

Join us as we motor on over to our neighbors in Los Altos and explore the history of El Camino Real, the road that defines our cities’ shared border! We’ll start our event at the Los Altos Library Community Room where MVHA Board Members will be joined by Jordan Grealish, Exhibits Specialist for the Los Altos History Museum. Through photos and stories, we’ll dive into the rich history of California’s first highway and Mountain View’s original “main street.”

After the presentation, we will head next door to the Los Altos History Museum where we will have special after-hours access to the museum’s current special exhibition: El Camino Real: Changing California. This exhibit invites you to step back in time through an important part of California’s history as you voyage through the rich and sometimes controversial past of El Camino Real, tracing its transformation over the centuries and highlighting local businesses and institutions that once lined the iconic road.


February 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States