PROGRAM: Water/Ways

Presented by:
Michigan Humanities Council
Current Initiative: Water / Ways National Partner: Smithsonian – Museum on Main Street Local Partner: Museums, Nonprofits Subject: History, Other, Professional Development Audience: All, Rural Communities

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Water/Ways will be coming to Michigan in 2018.

Applications are due July 2017.

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.

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. – Museum on Main Street’s Website