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Music in the Garden
Wed., 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Chinese Garden. A different solo musician will perform each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.
Oct. 3 (Wednesday)
7:30 p.m. Free
During the War of 1812, more than 3,000 slaves escaped from Virginia and Maryland by stealing boats to reach British warships in Chesapeake Bay, where they were taken on board and employed. Alan Taylor, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow, discusss how their help proved essential to the British coastal raids, particularly the capture of Washington, D.C. Free. No reservations required. A book signing follows the lecture. Friends’ Hall.
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10 & 17
(Wednesdays) 10 a.m.–noon
Explore the wonders of Japan through ancient tales, origami crafts, and mornings of discovery in The Huntington’s 100-year-old Japanese Garden. Laura Moede leads this fun four-class series. Ages 3–4. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War
Sept. 22, 2012–Jan. 7, 2013
Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collections of manuscripts and printed materials, this exhibition examines the ways Northerners and Southerners viewed the rationale for the Civil War, which made it, in the words of one war veteran, “a battle of ideas interrupted by artillery.”