Exploring human origins: what does it mean to be human?



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[MONTH DATE, YEAR]
[LIBRARY NAME] HOSTS “EXPLORING HUMAN ORIGINS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN?” TRAVELING EXHIBITION AND PROGRAMS ABOUT HUMAN EVOLUTION RESEARCH
WHAT The [LIBRARY NAME] will host Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, a national traveling exhibition exploring the complex field of human evolution research. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of free programs, including presentations by Smithsonian scientists.
WHEN The exhibition will be displayed from [START DATE] to [END DATE]. For a calendar of related programs, visit [WEBSITE]. The [LIBRARY NAME] is open [LIBRARY HOURS].
WHERE [LIBRARY NAME AND ADDRESS]
WHY Based on a popular exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? explores the process of scientific investigation by shedding light on what we know about human evolution and how we know it.
Through panels, interactive kiosks, hands-on displays and videos, the exhibition invites audiences to explore milestones in the evolutionary journey of becoming human — from walking upright, creating technology and eating new foods, to brain enlargement and the development of symbolic language and complex societies — advancements that define the unique position of humans in the history of life.
The exhibition seeks to foster a positive dialogue with people from different cultural perspectives and a respectful exploration into the science of human origins.
WHO Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? was organized by

the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.



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