Come join us Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for “Providence vs. Prudence: Religion and Law in 17th-Century England,” a free lecture by one of our Distinguished Fellows. Lawyers and clergymen constituted the most dynamic professions in post-Reformation England. Christopher Brooks, professor of history at Durham University and the Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellow, considers their interactions and ideas in an age of “revolutionary” political and confessional conflict. The lecture will be held in Friends’ Hall.
Flower lovers: this weekend is the 41st Annual Camellia Show! Hundreds of gorgeous blooms will compete for top honors at this event, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. In addition to displays of award-winning flowers, a wide selection of camellia plants will be available for purchase. Make a day of it by exploring acres of blooming camellias in the North Vista, Japanese Garden, and Chinese Garden areas. Admission to the show and sale areas is free. It all takes place in Friends’ Hall and runs from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. And feel free to whet your camellial appetite with a little floral pre-reading.
Sunday is the start of the Year of the Snake! We kicked off our Chinese New Year festivities early with a Chinese Cultural Arts Celebration on Jan. 27. The Huntington fun will continue next weekend—Feb. 16 and 17—with dancing, stilt walking, a kids’ scavenger hunt, and lots more. Get more info here.
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.