S.I. National Museum of Natural History

Seeds of Change

 

  • Seeds Main : Main Entrance – Decorated with indian corn in the style of South Dakota's Corn Palace

    Main Entrance – Decorated with indian corn in the style of South Dakota's Corn Palace

  • seeds guide : Exhibit guide showing layout of thematic areas

    Exhibit guide showing layout of thematic areas

  • Seeds Aztec Trade : The exhibit begins with pre-columbian culture in the Americas

    The exhibit begins with pre-columbian culture in the Americas

  • Seeds 1 Pre-Col 1 : Conquest – Disease conquered indigenous people more effectively than war or religion

    Conquest – Disease conquered indigenous people more effectively than war or religion

  • seeds 8treas : Treasure's of the New World

    Treasure's of the New World

  • Seeds Sugar : Sugar Economy – Triangular Trade: Rum for Slaves / slaves for tobacco / tobacco for rum

    Sugar Economy – Triangular Trade: Rum for Slaves / slaves for tobacco / tobacco for rum

Seeds of Change developed by the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution interpreted 500 years of encounter and exchange between the Old and New Worlds.

 

This major temporary exhibit at the NMNH examines the exchange of "seeds" between the Old and New Worlds following Columbus's discovery of America in 1492. The Five Thematic "seeds" defining the content include the introduction of horses, sugar, and disease to the New World and the arrival of potatoes and corn in the Old World.

 

 

 

 

Client: S.I. National Museum of Natural History
Project: Seeds of Change