The Williams House and Ruth Bell Lane Memorial Gardens,
351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto CA, 94301. Handicapped accessible.

p: 650.321.1004
f: 650.473.6950
m: P.O. Box 1731,
Palo Alto CA 94302-1731

Hours and Fees
MOAH is temporarily closed for exhibit switchover as of February 18, 2019. Will re-open on March 22, 2019 with operating hours of 11am to 4pm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
(Other times optional by special arrangement)
Admission is FREE with donations encouraged.

MOAH was founded in 1985 as a 501c(3) corporation. Founded with support from the Frank Livermore Trust, MOAH achieves its annual funding needs through donations, membership fees, event revenue, and an endowment revenue.

Two major, temporary exhibits are mounted annually, plus smaller rotating concurrent exhibits, including:
  • Early twentieth century Kitchen
  • 1920s General Store
  • Operating 1920s – 1930s Print Shop
  • 1920s Working Car Garage
  • Ruth Bell Lane Memorial Gardens

Exhibits are supplemented by related lectures, classes, workshops, and events.

20,000+ onsite visitors annually to our temporary and permanent exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

MOAH’s Mission
Show the evolution, influence, and relevance of historic innovations to the technologies and society of the past and present.

Collect, preserve, and display historic objects and inventions that illustrate the effects and influence of innovation.

MOAH's Tag Line
Invention and Technology 1750 to 1950

Executive Director
Allison Wong