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Posted on Sep. 22, 2015 by Matt Stevens
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Posted on Mar. 31, 2015 by Matt Stevens
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With the arrival of April, we begin the final countdown of Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorations. In short order, we will mark the 150th anniversaries of Appomattox (April 9), the shooting of Abraham...
Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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The next time you walk into the Library's main exhibition hall to see "Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times," be sure to stop into "The Library Today" gallery. Several remarkable videos will vie for your...
Posted on Jul. 18, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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This Saturday, visitors can wander for the first time through five new rooms in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The new section, previously used for storage in the Lois and Robert...
Posted on Jul. 4, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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With the arrival of Independence Day weekend, The Huntington is counting down the days to the opening of expanded gallery space in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. Come July 19, you...
Posted on Jun. 26, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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"One man lives in the city, the other in the woods," writes Huntington Curator of Photographs Jennifer A. Watts about photographers Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro ...
Posted on Jun. 5, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes this weekend, he will become the first California-bred racehorse to win the Triple Crown. And if he succeeds, it will be his second triple of 2014, following...
Posted on May. 29, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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Fifty years ago today the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp on what would have been John F. Kennedy's 47th birthday. It features a pair of images: on the left is the eternal flame at Kennedy's...
Posted on May. 20, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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Posted on Apr. 21, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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In his new book, Trees in Paradise: A California History, historian Jared Farmer recounts the first Earth Day as it played out in Southern California ...
Posted on Apr. 15, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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Congratulations to historian Alan Taylor, who has won the Pulitzer Prize in History for The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832, published by W. W. Norton & Co. Taylor is the fourth...
Posted on Mar. 20, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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Do you follow The Huntington on Tumblr? If you do, then you're one of the thousands who joined since we launched our site exactly one year ago today. If you don't follow us, take some time today to browse...
Posted on Feb. 27, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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Which war featured battles at Gettysburg and Antietam? If you said the Civil War, you would only be half right, according to Steve Hindle, The Huntington's W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research. If...
Posted on Jan. 10, 2014 by Matt Stevens
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Jack London celebrated his 28th birthday on Jan. 12 1904 less than a week after mailing off his manuscript of The Sea-Wolf. As Earle Labor explains in his new biography Jack London: An American Life...
Posted on Dec. 6, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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Before Nelson Mandela was president of South Africa, he was a prisoner for 27 years, most of them served on the infamous Robben Island. During that incarceration, he was one of 34 prisoners who shared...
Posted on Nov. 19, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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In his address at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln evoked the memory of 1776. Few, if any, in the audience had been alive at the time of the American...
Posted on Nov. 11, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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Early in the Civil War, abolitionist Frederick Douglass urged Abraham Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army. "Men in earnest don't fight with one hand, when they might fight with two,"...
Posted on Nov. 8, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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As you enter the Library's Main Hall and walk straight ahead, one of the first things you'll see is a familiar treasure underneath a Plexiglas sign reading "A Landmark in Printing." The Gutenberg Bible...

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Jun. 28, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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In arid 21st-century California, April arrives at the tail end of the rainy season, which concluded this year with a water shortage emergency announcement. By the time state officials released the statement...
Jun. 21, 2022 by Steve Hindle
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June is a wonderful time of year at The Huntington: The flowers are in bloom, the gardens and galleries are bustling with visitors, and a fresh cohort of scholars are once again poring over our world-class...
Jun. 14, 2022 by Linde B. Lehtinen and Dennis Carr
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A woman lies naked on the ground, warmed by the sun. The organic lines of her body echo the color and curves of the stone beneath her, and she seems to merge with her environment. The central image is...

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