In America, Nineteen Nineteen

Engraving of dancing people in 1919
Oct. 18, 2019

The year 1919 was a tumultuous one in American history. It was also the year that Henry E. Huntington created the institution that bears his name. This conference, designed around The Huntington's Nineteen Nineteen centennial exhibition, focuses on the social, cultural, and political events that provide a national and international context for Huntington's remarkable act of philanthropy.

 

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