Encounters

American Histories

American Histories Encounters

Take a virtual tour of works in The Huntington's art, botanical, and library collections that relate to American Histories.

The following Encounters tours were developed for students grades 6-12. Some tours may skew for younger audiences, while some may be better suited for older students. All content can be adapted to meet the needs of any grade level.


Abolition Encounters

What can we learn about Abolition through objects in The Huntington's collections? Explore an account book, a sentiment, and a narrative from the library collection. By the end of the tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and will be able to voice their opinion through public speaking, dialogue, and writing.


Lincoln Encounters

What can we learn about President Abraham Lincoln through objects in The Huntington's collections? Explore the Emancipation Proclamation, an assassination poster, and portraits from the art and library collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and will be able to articulate their ideas through dialogue, writing, and close looking.


Presidential Encounters

What can we learn about the United States presidents through objects in The Huntington's collections? Explore portraits, a campaign poster, and an election ballot from the art and library collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and will be able to express their ideas through dialogue, drawing, and writing.