Into the Fold

One of The Huntington’s partner schools is Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles. Last month, students from their Engineering and Technology Academy visited The Huntington as part of a yearlong program exploring the ancient Japanese art form of origami. Torres students toured The Huntington’s Japanese Garden to … Continue reading

Small Hands at Work

Huntington Explorers summer camp recently finished its 14th year at The Huntington. Each day for three weeks, children aged 5-12 explored The Huntington’s library, art, and botanical collections in classes about everything from the art of storytelling to the world of science. We share the experience of one instructor, Emily … Continue reading

Writing Herself In

The Huntington’s Education staff recently formed a partnership with WriteGirl, a Los Angeles–based creative writing and mentoring organization that, according to the WriteGirl website, “launched in December 2001 to bring the skills and energy of professional women writers to teenage girls who do not otherwise have access to creative writing … Continue reading

Coaxing Beauty

There are more than a thousand active volunteers who give back to The Huntington, whether in the library, the art galleries, or the gardens. Each volunteer brings something special to the institution and displays passion, commitment, and joy in different ways. Sandra Mader, a retired high school teacher, librarian, and … Continue reading

Growing Up Huntington

Halloween is but one of the many holidays that triggers childhood memories. For college student Galia Bar-Sever, a Halloween memory marks the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with a place she loves. Somewhere in The Huntington, a pumpkin is being massacred. Botanical director Jim Folsom takes a discerning … Continue reading