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Posted on Jul. 26, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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When you step into The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science at The Huntington, you are instantly transported to another world. Consistently warm and humid conditions create a pocket...

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Mar. 22, 2022 by Li Wei Yang
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On April 13, 1982, Lily Lee Chen was elected to the city council of Monterey Park, a city in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County that had become one of the first “suburban Chinatowns” in...
Mar. 15, 2022 by Cheryl Cheng
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For The Huntington’s 2022 Founders’ Day celebration, a conversation was held on March 2 between acclaimed writer Charles Yu and Huntington Trustee Simon K.C. Li. They discussed Yu’s experiences writing...
Mar. 9, 2022 by Natalie Russell
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The life of Sonya Levien (1888–1960) reads like a rags-to-riches fairy tale. But it is also a story of fortitude, feminism, and the ability to balance personal, family, and financial ambitions ...
Feb. 17, 2022 by Olga Tsapina
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In 1968, the third Monday of February was designated Presidents Day—a U.S. national holiday celebrating all presidents, past and present. The choice of the date was tied to Feb. 22, George Washington’s...
Feb. 9, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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The story of pollination seems pretty basic: Plants provide incentives—most often sustenance in the form of nectar and pollen—to entice various animals to transport pollen from flower to flower ...
Feb. 2, 2022 by Kevin Durkin
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Alyssa Collins, assistant professor of English language and literature and African American studies at the University of South Carolina, is The Huntington's first Octavia E. Butler Fellow for the study...
Jan. 27, 2022 by Lynne Heffley
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The Huntington's reconstruction of a 17th-century Japanese magistrate's house, shipped to the U.S. in pieces in 2020 from Marugame, Japan, has made remarkable progress since a formal Shinto roof-raising...
Dec. 28, 2021 by Kevin Durkin
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The year 2021 proved to be filled with both challenges and hope. As we look back at Verso stories from the past year, we remind ourselves of where we have been and contemplate where we are headed ...
Dec. 8, 2021 by Sandy Masuo
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Toyon is brightening winter landscapes throughout Southern California, including here at The Huntington ...
Nov. 24, 2021 by Kathy Musial
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On Sept. 24, 2021, a Queensland kauri (Agathis robusta) in The Huntington's Rose Garden was designated as a California Big Tree, The Huntington's first such honor. On Nov. 5, Matt Ritter, professor of...
Nov. 17, 2021 by Dennis Carr
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This year, The Huntington acquired a striking portrait of Moanahonga (Great Walker), an Ioway chief, painted around 1824 by the American artist Charles Bird King ...
Oct. 13, 2021 by Lucy Arnold
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Hilary Mantel, whose literary archive is held at The Huntington, is one of the most critically acclaimed authors working today ...
Sep. 29, 2021 by Cheryl Cheng
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Calligraphy is one of the oldest and most esteemed art forms in China. Its distinctive quality arises from its duality as both a visual art form and a means of written communication. This becomes apparent...
Sep. 22, 2021 by Clay Stalls
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The Huntington has deep collections on the history of Spanish-speaking North America created from a centurylong record of acquiring materials in this field ...
Aug. 10, 2021 by Sean Lahmeyer
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Soon after Henry E. Huntington purchased the San Marino Ranch (formerly owned by James DeBarth Shorb) in 1903, he learned that many agricultural crops—such as avocados, peaches, and nuts—could be grown...
Jul. 28, 2021 by Manuela Gomez Rhine
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Several of the objects on display in the upcoming exhibition, “What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century, Part 2,” provide windows into The Huntington’s array of collections that support...