LECTURES | “More Like a Sermon”

LECTURES | “More Like a Sermon”

When Abraham Lincoln completed his Second Inaugural Address in the waning days of the Civil War, Frederick Douglass remarked that “the address sounded more like a sermon than a state paper.” In a lecture at The Huntington Wednesday night, historian Harry S. Stout will explain how that speech was an … Continue reading

EXHIBITIONS | How the West Won Me Over

EXHIBITIONS | How the West Won Me Over

Matthew Hersch, co-curator of the Huntington exhibition “Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California,” was first drawn to the stars as a boy in the 1970s in Scarsdale, N.Y., where he got hold of books from the public library and read about astronauts, rockets, and space colonies. His … Continue reading

LECTURES | The Copernican Answer

LECTURES | The Copernican Answer

It’s not often that you’ll hear a former Huntington research fellow interview a current research fellow on National Public Radio. But that’s what happened on Morning Edition today when Joe Palca asked Robert Westman about Copernicus’ book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (1543), in which the famed astronomer … Continue reading