Bone plays an essential role in the lives of living things. It is a critical biological structure that gives animals their shape and their abilities. It is the anchor for muscle, the protector of organs. It holds much of the meat we eat and provides the savory essence of the soup broth we find so comforting when ill.
In this exhibit, the Kingman Museum will trace bone from its creation in living organisms to its function in human life long after that organism has perished. We will explore the biological structure it imparts, as well as its use in tool making, studying natural history, and cultural expression. So, join us to enter the not-so-hidden world of bone and explore this particular framework of life.
“Bones: The Framework of Life” will include not only the science of bone development and growth but also the cultural meanings of bones and skeletons as well as showcasing many of the skulls, assorted bones, complete skeletons and bone tools in the museum’s collection.
The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, December 31. Kingman Museum members are also invited to the exhibit’s opening reception Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are requested – please call the museum at (269) 965-5117 to let us know you’ll be attending.