The Huntington Announces Major Civil War Photographs Exhibition

As the nation begins to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announces its plans for a major exhibition of photographs opening in October 2012 along with a companion exhibition of manuscript material. And this fall, The Huntington will hold a scholarly conference titled “Civil War Lives,” featuring some of the most prominent Civil War scholars in the country.

Building on Henry E. Huntington’s legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.

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