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Posted on Nov. 6, 2019 by Earle Havens and Mark Rankin
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What happens to a religious culture once it is no longer allowed to exist? Where might we look to find the material remnants of a religious community that was gradually suppressed ...

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Feb. 12, 2013 by Shelley Kresan
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Another post—in two parts this time—in a series from the cataloger of the Anne M. Cranston cookbook collection, which consists of approximately 4,400 British and American cookbooks from the 19th and...
Feb. 7, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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For the second time in four years, The Huntington’s Library Collectors’...
Feb. 5, 2013 by Kate Lain
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Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington “Surface” is a short...
Feb. 1, 2013 by Lisa Blackburn
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, long-stemmed red roses tend to get a lot of hype. But here at The Huntington, February is all about camellias, as thousands of flowering shrubs come into glorious full...
Jan. 29, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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Jonathan Davis Hale and Henry Z. Osborne are not household names. Then again, that fact just might be their greatest appeal to historians The Hale papers and Osborne papers are two of the acquisitions...
Jan. 25, 2013 by Brandon Tam
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Mimosas all around! No, not the one you drink! The Mimosa I'm talking about is Mimosa pudica, "The Sensitive Plant" that is growing in The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science. Some...
Jan. 20, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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Today Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as president of the United States although the public ceremony and inaugural speech won't take place until Monday In today’s New York Times...
Jan. 18, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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This Sunday at 5 p.m., PBS SoCal will air the documentary “The Passion and Politics of Ed Edelman: An Untold Story...
Jan. 17, 2013 by Dylan P. Hannon
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In 2002, a roadside orchid stand in the Peruvian countryside was the opening scene of one of the most infamous chapters in the history of orchidology. An American orchid collector, Michael Kovach, brought...
Jan. 11, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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You have just a few more days to see the exhibition “A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death Mourning...
Jan. 8, 2013 by Katheryn Venturelli
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If you happen to be strolling through Liu Fang Yuan—The Huntington’s Garden of Flowing Fragrance—on a Wednesday afternoon, you will likely encounter a performer of traditional Chinese music. In...
Dec. 30, 2012 by Matt Stevens
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We’ve covered a lot of memorable stories on Verso this year, but The Huntington also got a fair amount of coverage in other outlets—from the Los Angeles Times to the Wall Street Journal, from KPCC’s...
Dec. 28, 2012 by Kate Lain
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The week leading up to that day when we swap out the old calendar for the new is always a favorite for taking stock of all that has happened—from the mundane to the milestone—over the past 12 months...
Dec. 26, 2012 by Laura Voisin
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It wasn’t an “Aha!” moment but rather one of the many “Hmmm” moments most scholars come across on a daily basis. And this one was dated Dec. 26, 1795 A couple years ago, in Huntington Frontiers...
Dec. 21, 2012 by Brandon Tam
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Astronomers throughout history have searched the skies in hopes of locating the Star of Bethlehem, the famed star of scripture. Meanwhile botanists have found their very own “Star of Bethlehem” among...
Dec. 19, 2012 by Matt Stevens
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This publishing season, books on the American Revolution and Founding Fathers have garnered