THIS WEEK AT THE H | Aug. 20–27

This Week at The H is a weekly feature here at Verso. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!

Fifty years ago this month, physicist and philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn—whose papers are housed here in The Huntington’s research library as part of the Burndy Library Collection—wrote The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a book that itself revolutionized how we look at Western science and the processes that constitute it.

On Saturday, we’ve got our monthly Ranch Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’re invited to come explore sustainable gardening at our urban agriculture site—not typically open to daily visitors. From the Teaching Greenhouse, just follow the signs to the site.  The Open House, free with general admission, will be cancelled in the event of rain. But forecasts point to clear, so you should be good.

And this past weekend, volunteers with Food Forward stopped in to harvest fruit in our historic orange groves, part of the Huntington Ranch acreage. The Pasadena Star-News snapped some great shots of this event that provided local food banks with over two tons of oranges!

This Sunday would have been the 108th birthday of novelist Christopher Isherwood. And while you may have caught the 2009 film adaptation of his most famous novel, A Single Man, did you know that we’ve got the novel’s typescript—complete with corrections and annotations in the author’s handwriting—on view? (We mentioned it in a blog post here.) Take a break from the relentless heat and stop in to check it out in its new temporary home in the Erburu Wing of the Scott Galleries.

For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.

Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.

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