JUST OPENED: This past Saturday, on the 150th anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the first of our two fall Civil War exhibitions opened in the West Hall of the Library. “A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War” explores the wartime debate over the meaning of this years-long debacle and places on view some pretty fascinating items (including this letter from Abraham Lincoln) from The Huntington’s Civil War collections.
This Wednesday and every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., we invite you to enjoy live traditional Chinese music, performed by a solo musician, in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. Also, the Chinese Garden Tea House (open Wednesday through Monday, noon to 4 p.m.) has recently revamped its menu, so you might want to stop in and sample some of the new culinary delights (sneak peek over on Flickr).
LOOKING AHEAD: The Huntington is due to be bustling with activity all next month. A Civil War photography exhibition, a showcase of rarely exhibited silverpoint drawings, and plant sales are among the many offerings on the docket. Stay tuned for more details!
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.