A Centennial Celebration for All

Posted on September 5, 2019 by Deborah Miller | Comments (0)

On this wall, visitors can jot down their well-wishes, share their favorite memories, or impart their ideas for the future of The Huntington. Photo by Deborah Miller.
On this wall of the Mapel Orientation Gallery, visitors can jot down their well-wishes, share their favorite memories, or impart their ideas for the future of The Huntington. Photo by Deborah Miller.

Starting today, The Huntington kicks off the birthday of a century with something for everyone. Our Centennial Celebration lasts a year—from September to September, with a series of exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives, beginning with some new features in the Mapel Orientation Gallery. Created just for visitors, the space has been updated with installations highlighting our big birthday year.

Check out the newly installed historic timeline, revealing major milestones and quirky moments in The Huntington’s history. And would it be a birthday celebration without a birthday card? Of course not. Sign our wall-sized card, share your favorite memories, let us know your favorite flavor of birthday cake—it is a celebration, after all!

Detail of the Centennial timeline on display in the renovated Mapel Orientation Gallery. Photo by Deborah Miller.
Detail of the Centennial timeline on display in the renovated Mapel Orientation Gallery. Photo by Deborah Miller.

Before you step outside to explore all that The Huntington has to offer, pick up one of our Takeaway Tour brochures. Each self-guided tour is tailored to fit your interests and encourage new ways of experiencing the collections. A recently added Centennial Takeaway Tour is now available, guiding you through the highlights of our collections, historic gardens, and a display of 100 ‘Huntington’s 100th’ roses, created in honor of our Centennial.

Self-guided Takeaway Tours are tailored to fit your interests and encourage new ways of experiencing the collections. Photo by Deborah Miller.
Self-guided Takeaway Tours are tailored to fit your interests and encourage new ways of experiencing the collections. Photo by Christine Quach.

Finally, for all our Huntington fans around the globe, there is something for you, too. Head to the new Centennial website to explore a digital version of our Centennial timeline display, share your memories of The Huntington, and check out the “Top 100 Staff Picks” page, featuring all the insider favorites found in our collections.

We are thrilled by your interest in our gardens, galleries, and Library. Here’s to our next 100 years!

The Huntington's Centennial Celebration is made possible by the generous support of Avery and Andrew Barth, Terri and Jerry Kohl, and Lisa and Tim Sloan.

Deborah Miller is the social media manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing at The Huntington.

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