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Posted on 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...

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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...
Jul. 7, 2021 by Sara K. Austin
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What sparks the lightning bolt of insight? How do we come to see with new eyes? Literature can expose us to perspectives strange to us, but our interpretations can also be clouded by familiarity ...
Jun. 23, 2021 by Olga Tsapina
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In March 1852, Charles Devens, the United States Marshal for Massachusetts, submitted an expense report ...
Jun. 16, 2021 by Manuela Gomez Rhine
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Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908) unapologetically pursued her ambitions as a sculptor in a field considered inappropriate for women and lived openly as a lesbian ...