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As Huntington Library Celebrates 100 Years, President Looks To Include New Narratives




The Japanese Garden at The Huntington Library
The Japanese Garden at The Huntington Library
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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The Huntington Library is celebrating 100 years since founder Henry Huntington turned his private estate into a public institution that now draws 750,000 visitors every year. 

Karen Lawrence, president of the San Marino gardens and galleries says she wants to see The Huntington, “create new narratives for a different moment in our national life.” The library is hoping to draw a more diverse range of visitors to the 120 acre property.

In 2020, the Huntington plans to open an expansion of the Chinese Garden as well as a new restaurant and art gallery.

What are your memories of The Huntington? Do you want to see the library change? 

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Karen R. Lawrence, President of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino; English and Irish literature scholar