Author Archives: Usha Lee McFarling

Usha Lee McFarling is the senior writer and editor in the Office of Communications and Marketing at The Huntington.

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Posted on Feb. 19, 2020 by Usha Lee McFarling
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In The Huntington's Centennial Celebration series called "Why It Matters," Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence speaks with national leaders  ...
Posted on Feb. 5, 2020 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Pavilion for Washing Away Thoughts (Di Lü Ting 滌慮亭) lies tucked along the stream between the Japanese and Chinese gardens ...
Posted on Dec. 4, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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While The Huntington is celebrating its Centennial this year, it is also celebrating a very special staff member, one who has worked at the institution for a half century ...
Posted on Oct. 9, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has joined an ambitious effort to collect and preserve the biodiversity of all species on Earth ...
Posted on Aug. 7, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has taken a lead role in recent years in the cutting-edge field of plant cryopreservation ...
Posted on Jul. 17, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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Bees are no strangers to The Huntington. There are numerous hives in trees on the property that cause few problems  ...
Posted on Jun. 12, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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Have you ever wondered what happens to the ripe, luscious oranges you see growing in The Huntington's orchards? They help feed people in need ...
Posted on May. 1, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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Kelly Fernandez, head gardener of the Herb and Shakespeare gardens at The Huntington, and her team of docent volunteers are always on the lookout for plant materials ...
Posted on Apr. 10, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The eye-catching new rose that is helping The Huntington celebrate its centennial year was unveiled just a few months ago ...
Posted on Feb. 13, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The modern valentine is inextricably linked to romance—candle-lit dinners, a dozen red roses, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But the long, complex, and fascinating history of valentine cards shows...
Posted on Dec. 13, 2018 by Usha Lee McFarling
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For years, the boxy myrtle hedges running through the heart of the Rose Garden have concerned Tom Carruth, the E.L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington ...

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Mar. 25, 2020 by Lorraine Perrotta
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"We must first possess the region that we live in, first in our minds, to say, 'I'm from here.'" So states Luis Valdez, author of the play Zoot Suit ...
Mar. 11, 2020 by Linda Chiavaroli
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For the second event in The Huntington's Centennial Celebration series "Why It Matters," Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence welcomed Drew Gilpin Faust ...
Mar. 4, 2020 by Clay Stalls
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The Huntington's readers are at the heart of the Library's mission, and a historically important letter in The Huntington's institutional archives offers evidence ...

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