Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour + A Bigger Bash
New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is excited to announce plans for Celebrate History Weekend events including the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, April 21st and A Bigger Bash on Sunday, April 22nd at the History Club of Los Gatos. These weekend events are NUMU's largest fundraising initiatives of the year.
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.
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. 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.
Celebrate History Weekend at A Bigger Bash!
A Bigger Bash takes place on Sunday, April 22nd at the History Club of Los Gatos (starting 5pm), A Bigger Bash revelers will be treated to a fun and festive evening celebrating local history, arts and culture.
The evening begins with a hosted wine reception and the smooth jazz stylings of the LGHS jazz ensemble on the lovely outdoor patio, followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner with digestive assistance provided by the LGHS A Cappella Group. The dessert bar will roll out along with featured speaker Joel Selvin, notable music critic and author known for his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle (1972-2009). Joel's next book, "Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter in the Grateful Dead's Long Strange Trip" will be published in June by Da Capo Books. Spirited FUNdraising antics will ensue, followed by live music and dancing. Yep. Dancing. Oh, and there's a RAFFLE!
Celebrate History Weekend is generously supported by The History Club of Los Gatos
NUMU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization tax