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Posted on May. 27, 2020 by Suzanne Oatey
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She was the eldest of three daughters from Henry E. Huntington's first marriage and shared her father's appreciation for art, books, and the beauty of California ...

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Nov. 28, 2012 by Thea Page
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In theory, putting on an art exhibition is a rather formulaic process. You develop a theme, select works, design a layout for the gallery, and then, in the final weeks before opening, the show is installed...
Nov. 21, 2012 by Catherine Wehrey
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Green turtle. Jowl with spinach. Coconut cake. Crab à la Mayonnaise. What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? If you and yours celebrated the holiday in late 19th-century California...

Nov. 20, 2012 by Matt Stevens
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Bibliographers seldom get much attention especially when they choose the literary giant Samuel Johnson as their subject. Scholar O M “Skip” Brack Jr. relished living in the shadow of such greatness...
Nov. 15, 2012 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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“Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976) built a career making residential spaces look their alluring best,” says Jennifer A. Watts on the jacket copy of the new book that she edited about the acclaimed architectural...
Nov. 10, 2012 by Jennifer A.
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Veterans Day, an occasion to honor the nation’s servicemen and women, has roots stretching back to the First World War. Yet the desire to commemorate wartime sacrifice has a much longer history. In...
Nov. 8, 2012 by Catherine Wehrey
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The name Hubble is familiar to most people. It invokes mental images of the Hubble Telescope and its photographs of colorful nebulae in space, but few know details of the life of its namesake…or his...
Nov. 6, 2012 by Olga Tsapina
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Today we bring you the second part of a post by Olga Tsapina, the Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscripts and curator of the current exhibition
Nov. 5, 2012 by Olga Tsapina
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Today and tomorrow we bring you a two-part piece by Olga Tsapina, the Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscripts and curator of the current exhibition
Nov. 1, 2012 by Matt Stevens
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Historian Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University and author of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, spoke at The Huntington last night about Ric Burns’ adaptation...
Oct. 30, 2012 by Brandon Tam
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Dracula simia has been monkeying around in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru since its discovery to humans in 1978. Despite more than 130 known species of Dracula so far, many more varieties of this...
Oct. 26, 2012 by Matt Stevens
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If you missed David Hall’s standing-room-only lecture last month about witches, you can now
Oct. 23, 2012 by Mario Einaudi
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The Huntington Digital Library just launched a new collection—the...
Oct. 18, 2012 by Galia Bar-Sever
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Halloween is but one of the many holidays that triggers childhood memories. For college student Galia Bar-Sever, a Halloween memory marks the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with a place...
Oct. 17, 2012 by Brandon Tam
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The Southland Orchid Show is coming! In an attempt to educate the public on the strange and mysterious side of orchids, the Southland Orchid Show...
Oct. 16, 2012 by Matt Stevens
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Oct. 12, 2012 by Kate Lain
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The Huntington is abuzz with the Civil War this fall. Manuscript exhibition “A Just Cause: Voices...