Academy Centennial 1891-1991
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For one hundred years the Southern CaUfomia Academy of Sciences has been <br /><br />an important part of the scientific program of Southern Cahfomia. While scientific <br /><br />academies were well established in the eastern United States, interest was slow <br /><br />in developing in the west. On 6 November 1891, a group of people interested in <br /><br />science gathered in the parlors of the Hotel Lindley in Los Angeles to organize <br /><br />an association for the promotion of all branches of natural history. Members <br /><br />suggested the name, Southern California Science Association, which was retained <br /><br />for several years.