Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

Angelenos Building Community: Celebrating Pastor Donavan Childs
Reflections on L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective mural
Supreme Sketches
Music Meets the Museum
Biddy Mason: Her Stand for Freedom
Biddy Mason, an ex-slave who fought her way to freedom went on to build a legacy that puts the “angel” in Los Angeles
Year of the Ox
Celebrate the 2021 Lunar New Year with 21 highlights from the collection
What’s In a Street Name? The Paved-Over Past of L.A.
The Tribal President of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians explains the roots of the ground we walk on
Dire Wolf Skull Wall Reinstall
3,600 individual dire wolves recovered, 400 skulls, one iconic La Brea Tar Pits installation refurbished
NHMLAC + Pacific Standard Time
NHMLAC receives two grants to prepare for the next edition of the regional arts initiative Pacific Standard Time, scheduled to open in 2024. 
 
Bon Voyage, Pondy
Our adorable western pond turtle has a new, amazing home!
Science In a Half-Shell: Dissecting Turtles at Home
NHM researchers dig for plastic in freshwater turtles
Three Horned Larks, Two Spotted Doves and a Seasonal Community Science Tradition
The history and value of North America’s longest running community science project: the Christmas Bird Count