10/10/2009 - Darwin at the Museum Exhibit

A special exhibition opening Oct. 10 at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman features a complete set of first-editions of Darwin's written works, and sheds light on the man not only as an evolutionary theorist, but also as a global traveler, a geologist, botanist and thinker. "Darwin at the Museum" also will feature maps and illustrations, hand-written manuscripts and letters by Darwin himself, and specimens from museum collections relating both to Darwin's studies and to the research of current museum scientists. The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the museum and the University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collections. It will be on view through Jan. 18, 2010.

"Darwin at the Museum" is part of a campus-wide year-long celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Throughout the year the museum is hosting lectures, family days, and a seminar series, all focusing on the work and legacy of Charles Darwin.

For more information, please visit the Sam Noble Oklaohma Museum of Natural History website.