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Beyond the Book: The Soul of the Octopus

January 25, 6:30 pm8 pm.
$15 participant; Museum members and patrons of Huntington and South Huntington Library free
Can an animal – not to mention an invertebrate – possess intelligence? Consciousness? A soul? These are some of the questions author Sy Montgomery tackles in her emotional and enlightening portrait of one of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures – the octopus. Join us to explore humankind’s habit of underestimating animal intelligence. Examine historical documents from a collection that reveal how 19th century whalers viewed whales and discover how these views have changed over time.


301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 United States