Palo Alto Online: Who is included in Filoli’s story? New exhibit offers answers

Kee Low, long time chef for the Roth family pictured in the Kitchen

Excerpt: A visit to Filoli Historic House & Garden is usually a time to experience incredible beauty, from the colorful cultivated gardens to the stately home to the rambling nature trails. And this time of year, the grounds are indeed in glorious bloom. But for the spring exhibition “Stories of Resilience,” Filoli also faces some ugly truths, including the fact the midcentury Bay Area was a pioneer in racially exclusive housing policies, there were no Black and Latino staff members during Filoli’s time as a (white, wealthy) family home, and that some staff members suffered under racist and discriminatory U.S. policies, according to the exhibition text.

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