Smithsonian Exhibit is Here
The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.
In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.
Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
Water/Ways Will be on Exhibit from October 5th through November 7th in Downtown Alexander City at the City Hall. There will be a Grand Opening Ceremony October 16th, 5pm - 7pm at the Adelia Russell Library, 318 Church Street in Downtown Alexander City.
What is ThinkWATER?
Water/Ways and its companion exhibition, H2O Today, are core components of the Smithsonian's thinkWater project. thinkWater offers an opportunity to explore water from both scientific and cultural perspectives through a variety of programmatic opportunities. This unique project combines the two Smithsonian exhibitions with educational activities and digital story-collection initiatives with the deep programmatic expertise of state humanities councils. The project offer the Smithsonian’s state partners an opportunity to feature not just a traveling exhibition, but also a wide array of programs to maximize interest in water. Look for great associated programs when Water/Ways and H2O Today visit your state!
Check out great programs happening in association with the thinkWater initiative. Our periodic newsletter features great articles on the intersections between water and culture. Take a look!
Information from Museum On MainStreet
What isMuseum on Main Street?
Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
MoMS is access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming.
We've visited 1,400 communities across America since 1994.