The Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum in Rock Island has anew exhibit featuring the writings ofrenowned scientist Charles Darwin.
The new museum exhibit, which includes over20 handwritten manuscripts related to the research of Darwin (1809-1882), the pioneer of evolution research, opened Jan.6 at the Karpeles Museum, 700 22nd St., Rock Island.The exhibit will be openTuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April.
The Karpeles Library -- one of 12 such museums across the U.S. -- opened last fall in the former First Church of Christ, Scientist. The museums boast the world's largest collection of original manuscripts and documents, amassed over 40 years by museum founders Dr. David and Marsha Karpeles.
For more information, visit karpeles.org.
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