Sherlock Holmes the theme at USU anthropology museum

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology kicks off its summer season of “Saturdays at the Museum” May 22. In honor of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday, the museum will showcase his most popular character, Detective Sherlock Holmes. “We plan to make this first summer event an experience in mystery, deductive reasoning and observation,” said Ashley Smith, program coordinator. “This will be a fun event.” Guests may expect to delve into the subject with stations where they can learn about detective work, the character Sherlock Holmes and his creator and help solve an anthropological mystery. Guided presentations begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. “Put your thinking caps on for ‘A Case of Sherlock Holmes!’” Smith said. USU students and members of the public are always invited to the museum any time during open hours. It is open six days a week, with regular hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online (www.imls.gov). The Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. For more information on this event, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website (anthromuseum.usu.edu). The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU.

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