Tuesday, November 29

Tuesday, November 29
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM                   
By invitation only
Guided Tour of the Exhibit followed by discussion for leaders of different faith traditions.

Dr. Rick Potts and Dr. Briana Pobiner, Smithsonian paleoanthropologists, will lead the group through the exhibit space to address any questions which may arise about the exhibit’s presentation of the science of human origins. The co-chairs of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program’s Broader Social Impacts Committee, Dr. Connie Bertka and Dr. Jim Miller, will join Potts and Pobiner in the BorgWarner Community room to facilitate a discussion among the faith leaders regarding questions the exhibit may raise for their religious communities.

To obtain an invitation to this event please contact Sally Grubb at sgrubb@tcpl.org

first-peoples

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 PM at Cinemapolis
“First Peoples—The Americas”
Free screening of the first in the PBS film series “First Peoples” sponsored by WSKG and Cinemapolis.

As early humans spread out across the world, their toughest challenge was colonizing the Americas because a huge ice sheet blocked the route. It has long been thought that the first Americans were Clovis people, who arrived 13,000 years ago. But an underwater discovery in Mexico suggests people arrived earlier — coming by boat, not on foot. How closely related were these early Americans to today’s Native Americans? It’s an emotive issue, involving one of the most controversial fossils in the world, Kennewick Man.