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About The Huntington

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What is 
The Huntington?

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The Huntington Library, Art 
Collections, and Botanical Gardens 
in San Marino, California 
was once home to 
Henry and Ar...

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Henry Huntington was a very 
successful businessman that made his 
fortune mainly in railroads.

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About The Huntington

  1. 1. What is The Huntington?
  2. 2. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California was once home to Henry and Arabella Huntington.
  3. 3. Henry Huntington was a very successful businessman that made his fortune mainly in railroads.
  4. 4. Together, Henry and Arabella collected huge numbers of books and art, as well as all sorts of beautiful plants from all over the world.
  5. 5. In 1919, the Huntingtons decided to share their collection with the world.
  6. 6. When you visit us, you can see some of these special things.
  7. 7. The staff at The Huntington do many things.
  8. 8. They tend the gardens, give tours, and take care of the books and other rare and valuable things.
  9. 9. Here’s what some of them do!
  10. 10. Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  11. 11. I am really lucky. Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  12. 12. think I’m a historian, but in reality I’m a Steve Hackel My friends time traveler. Historian/Time Traveler
  13. 13. I get to spend my days at The Huntington searching for clues about how people lived in the past. Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  14. 14. Sometimes that means reading old books... Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  15. 15. but it usually means reading letters and diaries from a time when people did all their writing by HAND on PAPER with a FEATHER PEN! Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  16. 16. Imagine that! Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  17. 17. To me The Huntington is my own personal time-traveling machine! Steve Hackel Historian/Time Traveler
  18. 18. Guy Fish Museum Educator
  19. 19. Did you know that museums, like schools, have teachers that educate visitors about their collections? Guy Fish Museum Educator
  20. 20. learned from visiting this website, objects have Guy Fish As you may have stories to tell. Museum Educator
  21. 21. Guy Fish The fun part for us educators is creating the stories that make these objects really come alive! Museum Educator
  22. 22. Guy Fish My goal is always to make learning fun. Museum Educator
  23. 23. If you enjoy learning new things and helping others learn, then maybe Guy Fish this job is for you! Museum Educator
  24. 24. Holly Moore Conservator
  25. 25. Conservators at The Huntington have the responsibility of restoring, or "xing, the Holly Moore Conservator things we have collected...
  26. 26. like old books, letters, maps, and drawings. Holly Moore Conservator
  27. 27. Holly Moore Conservator Some of these things are super old, and might have been torn or otherwise crumpled up over the years.
  28. 28. Holly Moore Conservator I work in a big laboratory with other conservators.
  29. 29. Together we take care of and repair the things we collect so they will last for many years.
  30. 30. The Huntington shows some of these things in galleries, where they are enjoyed by everyone who visits. Holly Moore Conservator
  31. 31. The Huntington is rich in primary sources. Please extend your explorations by exploring our website or visiting The Huntington soon.

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