Educational Media


Primary Source Instructional ToolsDecoding the Civil War

Online tools providing educators access to high-resolution versions of primary source materials from The Huntington’s collections, along with didactics that support using the materials in flexible and dynamic ways across multiple grade levels.


The Rule of Law

Visual Voyages

The Reformation 

Decoding the Civil War 


Seeds, Soil, and SurprisesSeeds, Soil, and Surprises

Using the lens of Seeds, Soil, and Surprises, this suite of lessons is intended to help teachers and students develop the critical skill set needed to work successfully with primary sources across any subject matter and support Common Core State Standards.


Exploring the California MissionsExploring the California Missions

Exploring the California Missions is an educational website relating to the exhibition "Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions" based on California’s Common Core State Standards in support of 4th-grade curricula.


Discover The Huntingtoneducation-discover-huntington-dvd

Discover The Huntington is a series of 4 short videos with accompanying printable study guides, teacher aids, and vocabulary worksheets designed to inspire, excite and orient students, teachers, and the general public coming to The Huntington. The videos include behind-the-scenes footage and insight into the careers of museum professionals.


Request the DVD, and view and print guides and worksheets  


Discover The Huntington DVD includes:

• "A Day at The Huntington," an overview (10:43) download

• "Art at The Huntington" (6:55) download

• "Botanical Gardens at The Huntington" (6:30)  download

• "The Library at The Huntington" (6:30)  download


EXPLORATIONS in American Historyeducation-explorations-in-history

Explore issues of independence, rights and equality in a unique and compelling format. Read primary source documents such as a letter written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, listen to dramatized readings of the written work of historical figures, and view magnified images of objects such as the U.S. Constitution. American History buffs of all ages, this fun and engaging site is for you!


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Land of Golden Dreams: California in the

Gold Rush Decade 1848-1858 education-land-of-dreams

Land of Golden Dreams, an educational website presentation of The Huntington's remarkable collection of Gold Rush manuscripts, drawings, and rare printed materials allows the people involved to tell their own true stories and bring this unique event to life.


Begin the Adventure!


Plants are Up to Somethingeducation-plants-are-up-to-something

Take a virtual tour of The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science, plant flowers in the digital garden, explore the plant database, learn about plants with fun projects for home or classroom, and more!


Take a virtual tour!



Can portraits talk? What's in a landscape? How do artists make furniture we use everyday?


ArtWonders, an interactive website, explores new ways to wonder about art!


Go to ArtWonders


About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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