Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC)
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NHM has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history - more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years.
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the world famous La Brea Tar Pits represents the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the world.
Silent film star William S. Hart purchased ranch property in Newhall, north of Los Angeles, in 1921. He built a 22-room mansion and filled it with Western art, Native American artifacts, and early Hollywood memorabilia.
Among the Seaver Center's collections are materials documenting influential Angelenos. Pictured here is Pío Pico, the last governor of California under Mexican rule, and his family.
This is a select resource guide to other institutions that have special collections with a focus on Los Angeles and Southern California.