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The Huntington Library Announces Aquisitions, Including Unique Edition of John Muir’s Writings, Exquisite Illustrated Book on Camellias

From L-R: Herbert W. Gleason (1855–1937) A Snow-Banner, ca. 1911, platinum print in William Frederic Badè’s The Writings of John Muir, The Mountains of California, pt. 1, vol. 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916–1924; Samuel Curtis (1779–1860), A Monograph on the Genus Camellia, with illustrations by Clara Maria Pope (d. 1838). London: John and Arthur Arch, 1819. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical…

President Obama’s College Days Pasadena Residence Commemorated as a Place in History

The Pasadena apartment building President Barack Obama lived in between 1980 and 1981 while an undergraduate at Occidental College will be the scene of a commemorative ceremony and honorary plaque unveiling Saturday. Obama spent two…

The Caltech Experience During Wartime

Left: Members of the V-12 navy unit at Caltech in 1941 Credit: Courtesy of Caltech Archives / Upper Right: 1946 "The Big T" yearbook photo of Caltech alumnus and Associate Howard Jessen / Lower Right:…

City Honors Local African American Business Pioneer with Plaque Rededication

William Henry Harrison   The City of Pasadena honored the legacy of William Henry Harrison in a plaque rededication ceremony yesterday. Harrison made history as the first African-American Realtor in Pasadena. Born in 1882, he…

Huntington Library Debuts New American Art Wing This Weekend

The Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington. Opens to the public on October 22, 2016. Architect and exhibition designer: Frederick Fisher and Partners. Photo…

Tuesday, February 21

Pasadena Museum of History Presents Free Lecture By Historian Marne Campbell, Author of Making Black Los Angeles

Pasadena Museum of History invites the public to a free lecture by historian Marne L. Campbell in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, February…

Sunday, March 12

Batchelder: Tilemaker and Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry Extended Due to Popular Demand

Batchelder: Tilemaker, the first local retrospective dedicated solely to the life and work of the influential artist and educator Ernest A. Batchelder, and Cast &…

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Huntington Announces Launch of Crowdsourcing Project to Transcribe, Decode U.S. Civil War Telegrams

Papers of Thomas T. Eckert (1862–1877), an extensive and extraordinarily rare collection of nearly 16,000 Civil War telegrams. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. In a move to gain new insights into the U.S. Civil War, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today the public launch of an innovative crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decipher a collection of nearly 16,000 Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and officers of the Union Army. Roughly one-third of the messages were written in code. The Huntington is collaborating on the “Decoding the Civil War” project with…

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