In 1947, the first Kiwanis Club Pet Parade strolled, rolled, and pranced down Main and State streets to the delight of the community. Los Altos History Museum is bringing back decades of parade memories in an exhibit titled "Kiwanis Pet Parade: Celebrating 75 Years of Community," on display in the gallery of the J. Gilbert Smith House May 12-July 10, 2022.
The exhibit presents a dual history of the Pet Parade and the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos and its accomplishments. The Museum will draw heavily on its collection of photographs of past Pet Parades for the exhibit with several decades featured, visitors are likely to recognize someone in the photos.
Also included: fun and surprising elements meant to capture the humor of the parade. The Museum's main building is closed during construction of the new Permanent Exhibition, but the J. Gilbert Smith House will remain open Thurs-Sun, noon-4pm.
Docents are available to lead tours of the historic farmhouse, and a boutique is open for business inside. A portion of the "Kiwanis Pet Parade" exhibit will be viewable on the porch daily. For more information, visit LosAltosHistory.org/PetParade.
Kiwanis Pet Parade Exhibit at History...
Date and Time
Sunday May 15, 2022 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
5/12/22 - 7/10/22 12 - 4 pm
Los Altos History Museum 51 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos, CA 94022