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Treasures from Hearst Castle

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One of the most spectacular homes in the United States is located on the remote central California coast. Known today as Hearst Castle, the buildings at San Simeon were the product of a decades-long collaboration between two remarkable individuals, publisher William Randolph Hearst and renowned architect Julia Morgan.

Hearst always called California his favorite place, not only for its beauty but also for its climate of individualism. Here, he could follow his own path in life and in business. The results remain with us. Through the innovations he brought to his newspapers, through his magazines that still are widely read, and most visibly through the magnificent buildings he created and art collection he assembled, Hearst left an indelible imprint on our history.

This exhibit highlighted some of the treasures that fill Hearst’s castle at San Simeon. Approximately forty objects were on display, marking the first time a significant grouping of artifacts had left the Castle.

The exhibit was presented in partnership with California State Parks.