Our Sponsors

Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? was organized by the three-logosSmithsonian’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.

Additional displays in the exhibit cases were made possible with a grant from the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University. Text by Hannah Ruth Mueller, PhD Candidate, Department of German Studies.

Artifacts and Tools are on loan from the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University, with thanks to Professor Frederic Wright Gleach. Lucy fossil casts are also on loan from the Department of Anthropology, with thanks to Professor Adam Arcadi.

Fire-making kits and materials are on loan from Primitive Pursuits in Ithaca, NY, with thanks to Justin Sutera.

Icelandic texts are on loan from the Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, with thanks to Patrick Joseph Stevens curator of the Fiske Icelandic Collection.


Discovery Trail Weekend was sponsored by The Discovery Trail of which TCPL and PRI are founding members.

Programs for schools, and support for TCPL’s outreach to tstschools was made possible by TST BOCES with thanks to Barry Derfel and Sunshine Miller.

The exhibit You Are Here: Exploring Human Origins was created collaboratively by the Paleontological Research Institution, Tompkins County Public Library, Cornell University, and Ithaca College with the support of Adam Arcadi, Frederick Gleach, Jennifer Muller, John Gurche, Beth Stricker, Warren Allmon, Rob Ross and Ithaca College interns, Margaret Butler and Lisa Peck.

priDarwin Days 2017 is made possible by Paleontological Research Institution with support from Cornell University and the Derek & Leora Kaufman Charitable Fund.

tplfFunding for related programs was provided by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and made possible through the support of grants from New York State Council For the Humanities and Tompkins County Tourism Program.