'Faster, Higher, Stronger' — Museum of Anthropology Goes to the Olympics
Thursday, Aug. 02, 2012
(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)
It’s the Olympic season and Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology hosts a day to honor the games. The history and origins of the Olympics are celebrated at the next “Saturdays at the Museum” activity Aug. 4.
The museum offers showings of the documentary “Faster, Higher, and Stronger: Stories of the Olympic Games,” with sections on gymnastics at 11 a.m., 1500 meters at noon, 100 meters at 1 p.m. and swimming at 2 p.m.
Throughout the day, children and adults can enjoy hula hoop, atlatl throwing and relay competitions.
“With the start of the Olympic games, we wanted to give visitors an inside look into some of the biggest competitions,” said Annie Gamez, a Saturdays program planner. “The Olympics are an exciting time around the world. This is a day where we will honor the spirit of the Olympics with fun family activities.”
In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Funding for the Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.
The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.
For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.
The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- USU Anthropology Program
- USU Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
- USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Source: Museum of Anthropology
Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, firstname.lastname@example.org