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The Darwin Family

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The Darwin Family

Charles Darwin's paternal grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, made the Darwin name famous well before Charles was born. Charles grew up in a dignified, upstanding household.

The World Before Darwin

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The World Before Darwin

Before Darwin was born, most people in England accepted certain ideas about the natural world as given. Species were unconnected, unrelated, and unchanged since the moment of their creation. Earth itself was thought to be only 6,000 years old.

Darwin's Evolutionary Trees

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Darwin's Evolutionary Trees

Charles Darwin published only one tree of life in his lifetime, but scholars believe the scientist regularly used these drawings as a visual way of refining his ideas.

Darwin Goes Digital

Lecture, After-Hours Program

Darwin Goes Digital

A panel of noted Darwin experts will mark the Museum’s historic online publication of this entire 30,000-item corpus by speaking on the collection’s never-before-published treasures.

For Educators

Educator Guide

For Educators

Educator Guide and resources for the Darwin exhibition.

Darwin Goes Digital

Podcast

Darwin Goes Digital

In this podcast, Darwin's great-great grandson Randal Keynes, James Costa, a field biologist and historian of evolution from West Carolina University, and David Kohn, director of the Museum's Darwin Manuscripts Project,  discuss Darwin's manuscripts and legacy.

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