Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

Behind the Scenes at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Thursday, June 15th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Daniel Lewis, Ph.D.

The Huntington Library is approaching the centennial of its transformation from a private library into one that is responsive to an increasingly wider and more diverse set of audiences. It has experienced growing pains, triumphant successes, and some radical new thinking about its mission.

The Huntington’s collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature is nothing short of extraordinary. It is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization.

Join Daniel Lewis, the Huntington's Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science and Technology, for a compelling talk on the changes that have occurred during his twenty-year career at one of the world's great cultural institutions.

A University of Redlands graduate, Lewis is the author of three academic books. His latest, Belonging on an Island: A Modern History of Hawaiian Birds in Four Species, is due out from Yale University Press early next year.

Lewis also has current faculty appointments at Claremont Graduate University, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Beginning next year, he will teach a course on the history of extinction at the prestigious Caltech in Pasadena.

Due to considerable interest in the Forum, we have now closed registration for the event, as we are at full capacity.

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Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 7287.

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