Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, July 25, 2016

ITHACA EXPLORES HUMAN ORIGINS - November 23, 2016 through February 28, 2017

TCPL is excited to be able to bring the Smithsonians's national traveling exhibition "Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?" to our community during the holiday season this year.

This exhibit was organized by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association, and was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation with support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.

TCPL is partnering with many local organizations, in particular members of the Discovery Trail, together with professors from Cornell University and Ithaca College, to present many fascinating programs during the time the exhibit is on display.  In addition the Smithsonian will be presenting programs in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit.

An additional complementary exhibit What We Were Makes Us What We Are has been developed with the support of Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and the Museum of the Earth under the direction of Beth Stricker, Cornell Professors Adam Arcadi and Fred Gleach, Ithaca College Professor Jennifer Muller and Paleo-Artist John Gurche. This exhibit will be displayed in the Avenue of the Friends through the end of February 2017. 

PRI will also be presenting programs for Darwin Days Celebrations during February.

Local support has been made possible by TCPL Foundation from New York State Council for the Humanities, Tompkins County Tourism Board, and the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI).

Details about the exhibits and programs will be available on a dedicated web page currently being developed.

For further information please contact Exhibit Coordinator Sally Grubb at

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