6th Graders go to the Huntington Garden

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

6th-Grade Students
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Huntington Gardens
Paper, Pen and Prose

The Huntington is a research and educational center set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. The botanical collection features over 14,000 different species of plants.

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by railroad and real estate developer Henry Edwards Huntington and opened to the public in 1928.

This program introduces students to the way in which the first books were produced, how paper and inks were made, and what scribes used in writing. Students will see original manuscripts and the Gutenberg Bible. A classroom activity will follow in which students will try calligraphy, illumination, and bookbinding.

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, sixth-grade students will be traveling to the world-renowned Huntington Gardens to take a look at Huntington Library’s collection of remarkable literary works. Students will be departing La Cañada Preparatory at 9:00 a.m. and returning to campus at 1:00 p.m.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached Field Trip Permission form to La Canada Prep by Friday, February 5, 2016.