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Monday, April 29 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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From the Sheraton Hotel, we will take a short bus ride to the expansive grounds of the Huntington. The day will include two behind-the-scenes tours before the site opens to the public, starting with a tour of the Huntington Library which will include the reading rooms, the Conservation and Imaging labs and the Technical Services area, where some highlights from the rare book collections will be on view.  Following the library tour, Catherine Hess, Chief Curator of European Art, will lead the group through the Huntington mansion, where the European art collections are on permanent display. 

After the tours, you will have several hours of free time on your own to view the current exhibition, When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage, walk through 120 acres of the lush gardens which includes Japanese, Chinese, Rose, and Cactus Gardens, or have lunch on your own. Lunch options are available at the café or the Rose Garden Tea Room. After the free time, we will meet as a group at 4:00 to take the bus back to the Sheraton.

Note: If you plan to eat at the Rose Garden Tea Room, reservations are required and should be made 2 weeks in advance. Call 626-683-8131 or visit their website. Tours will end at 12:30. Please schedule your reservations with this in mind. 

Maximum Participants: 18

Fee: $65

Accessibility:  Challenging level of walking.

Transportation Note: Participants will meet in the Sheraton Hotel Lobby, ten minutes before the tour start time listed in the program. Bus Tours depart from the Sheraton main entrance on Cordova Street. Specific instructions were provided via e-mail to those who registered for this tour. If questions, please ask at Registration/Hospitality Desk.

Monday April 29, 2013 9:30am - 5:00pm

Attendees (18)