This Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Library Lawn and in the Brown Garden, is something you don’t see too often at The Huntington: a Civil War Living History Day. Step back in time to the Civil War era as the New Buffalo Soldiers bring history alive with a realistic encampment and demonstrations of camp life, and the Band of the California Battalion provides authentic tunes from the period. Be sure to see the two related exhibitions: “A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War” and “A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War.”
Also on Saturday is our monthly Ranch Open House. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can explore The Huntington’s urban agriculture site—an area not typically open to daily visitors—and take home some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening. The event is free with general admission. From the Teaching Greenhouse, follows signs to the site. It’ll be cancelled in the event of rain.
LAST CHANCE: This weekend is the last one for “Royals, Courtiers, and Confidants” up in the Works on Paper Room of the Huntington Art Gallery. Its last day on view is Oct. 29 (a week from today!), so hurry in.
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.