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


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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May. 22, 2019 by Natalie Russell
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"Books are weapons in the war of ideas." This was the motto of the Council on Books in Wartime, a consortium of ...
On March 27, 1802, Britain and France signed the Treaty of Amiens, ending a decade of warfare ...
May. 8, 2019 by Peter Blodgett
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It has been 150 years since eastbound and westbound railroad tracks first met at Utah's Promontory Summit, the culmination of many years of planning ...

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