The Holmes Museum
is open to the public from: Monday -Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Closed
Saturday and Sunday.)
The Museum is closed in
June, July and August. Groups tours are welcome with a two week notice.
The museum is free to
the public, donations are accepted.
EVOLUTION: Human origin and diversity
There is a great
misconception that humans evolved from apes. Twenty five million years
ago there were mammals that were neither apes nor humans, but had
characteristics of both. As they changed over the next fifteen million
years two important divisions of mammals began to emerge, humans and
apes. Using a collection of skull reproductions and illustrated labels
this exhibition shows the changes and developments which eventually lead
to the human population of today.
The exhibition also explains the influence
of Charles Darwin and how his theory on the origin of species influenced
the development of the evolution theories we hold today.