Alfred Russel Wallace Is 200!
Saturday, April 22, join Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating the bicentenary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s birth. Most people are not familiar with Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace (1823–1913) holds a relatively obscure place in the history of science, despite discovering the theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. On the bicentenary of his birth and in celebration of Earth Day, Harvard Museum of Natural History will spotlight Wallace’s contributions to the understanding of biodiversity and highlight why those contributions are relevant to science today. Harvard students will share his legacy as a visionary scientist, a daring naturalist and a passionate human rights advocate through stories and objects that reflect his professional achievements plus travels in the Amazon and Indonesia. This event is free with regular museum admission. Free event parking starting at noon is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. This program is presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.