Gadgets are an integral part of our everyday lives, and, often, objects that we take for granted. Gadgets Galore! encourages visitors to take a closer look at the historic gadgets in your historic house, and to consider how the gadgets of yesteryear informed our modern technology. From light bulbs to coffee makers, and from Velcro to mp3s, your visitors will connect the past with the present and engage with history through the scavenger hunt-style Gadgets Galore!
Gadgets Galore! is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy and Heather Farquhar. This exhibition is based on the initial iterations at the Hayward Area Historical Society and Los Altos History Museum.
Most displayed items are on loan from members of the local community without whom this amazing exhibit would not have been possible.
Thank You so very much for your support!
Can you identify the object?
Every Wednesday and Friday until the exhibit ends, we will post a gadget on Facebook. The first person to identify it correctly will be informed and is invited to come by the museum and claim their price (water bottle or shopping bag).