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#MindBlownLA Bill Deverell and NHM's Shining Star

Director at Huntington-USC, shares how the history of an iconic star blows his mind.

Bill Deverell, Director at Huntington-USC, in front of The Star in Becoming Los Angeles

Founded in 1850, The Star was not only a 4-page bilingual newspaper, but an important regional organ of political debate in and around the coming of the American Civil War. Bill Deverell, Director at Huntington-USC, shares how the history of an iconic star once mounted outside of the L.A.’s first newspaper—La Estrella de Los Angeles—found in NHM’s Becoming Los Angeles exhibition blows his mind.