MOAH Summer Concert Series

Orange Line

Currently featuring our newest exhibition, In the Groove: A History of Record Players, Mar. 23, 2018 to Aug. 19, 2018.


May 10 at 7pm @ MOAH:
The Dynamic History of Palo Alto's Evolving Gas Utility

For a century Palo Alto has run the largest island of city gas service in a vast sea of PG&E. Shortly after incorporation, Palo Alto's electric and water utility founders started looking for ways to improve thermal services. Along the way, they changed the type of gas sold (thrice), the distribution pipes, local storage (thrice), leakage repair, business model, roles of the city, approaches to fuel switching and efficiency, gas procurement method, portfolio strategy and environmental responsiveness. How might they next show leadership with a municipal thermal services utility?

About the Speaker: Tom Kabat started his utility career 35 years ago at Palo Alto after studying environmental engineering at Cal Poly and earning his mechanical engineering license. Back then we needed to transition to efficiency and solar thermal since we thought there wasn't enough fossil fuel to meet our needs. Now we have 3 times more fossil fuel than the environment can handle and we still need to transition to better alternatives. He started as a Solar Engineer for Palo Alto's utilities doing efficiency planning, power resource planning, integrated resource planning and helped transition the utility out of the energy crisis and into 100% carbon neutral electricity. Since retiring from Palo Alto he consults for the federal government helping to optimize hydropower marketing, and works with local non-profits on efforts fight climate change.

Among his many sustainability related hobbies, he serves on the boards of (offering low cost solar) and Carbon Free Silicon Valley (formulating climate preservation strategies), and teaches bike repair at MOAH for Repair Café Palo Alto.

RSVPs are sincerely appreciated but not required. MOAH members are free and non-members are 10.00, cash at the door only, please.

MOAH Summer Concert Series

The Peralta Consort
Thursday, June 28th, 7pm
Mixed ensemble performing music written before 1800 on a mixture of period and modern instruments.

Yuri Liberzon
Thursday, July 26th 7pm
Russian-born and Israeli-raised classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon, recognized for his impressive technical ability and musicality.

Rive Gauche/Left Bank Trio
Thursday, August 9th, 7pm
French café-style music from the 1920's-1940's.Wine and light refreshments will be served for your further enjoyment.

All concerts are free for MOAH members and $10 each for non-members. Cash at the door only, please. Questions? Contact us at or call (650) 321-1004


Members-Only Open Warehouse Day at 1000 Varian St., San Carlos
July 21, 1pm to 4pm

Tour MOAH's warehouse in San Carlos and see our eccentric collection of mechanical and electrical artifacts. Some are never before seen artifacts

Curious as to where and what MOAH houses in its warehouse of over 6,000 mechanical and electrical artifacts?
Then join us for light refreshments during the day as you browse our eclectic collection. You’ll get the opportunity to see never before shown artifacts on the shelves of our new warehouse. This is a free event open to our members only.

Not a member? Not a problem. You can join today!
Click HERE to sign up now!

Becoming a member will not only give you access to this special event, but also it will also be your passport to free lectures, invitations to our exclusive exhibit opening parties and more!


The 14th Annual Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival (VVFF) 2018
May 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 2pm

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) presents the 14th Annual Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival (VVFF) on May 5, 2018 from 9:30 am - 2 pm. Located at the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto (between Waverley and Bryant). This free annual community event is being hosted in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto’s 95rd May Fete Parade & Fair. A variety of unique vintage cars will be on display for the public to enjoy. To round out the celebrations, MOAH will be hosting an open house featuring hands-on science demonstrations, whimsical handmade bicycle displays and other family friendly activities. The museum's exhibition, In the Groove: A History of Record Players, will be open for viewing.

MOAH Hosts Bay Area LEGO Users' Group's (BAYLUG) Annual Holiday LEGO Pop-Up Exhibit

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH), the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG), and the Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) will once again co-host the Annual Holiday LEGO Extravaganza at MOAH. Visitors will enjoy a variety of LEGO creations made by members of the club, featuring train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits, and more!

Stay tuned for 2018's dates later in the year!


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