PROGRAM: ID Water/Ways

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

The free exhibit, which opened May 28 at the Idaho Falls Public Library, where it will remain until July 10, offers a multi-faceted look into the importance of water. Displays arrived at the library in 20 large crates — covering topics such as water’s spiritual, social and cultural significance, ocean life, harnessing water’s power to make energy, how water shapes the landscape, how modern agriculture puts water to use and the importance of protecting the critical, finite resource.

The exhibit will be displayed in six Idaho cities, moving to the Sun Valley Museum of History in Ketchum from July 16 through Aug. 28, to the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello from Sept. 3 through Oct. 16, to the Nampa Public Library from Oct. 22 through Dec. 4, to the Latah County Historical Society in Moscow from Dec. 10 through Jan. 22 and to the Burley Public Library from Jan. 28 through March 12.