NORTH WEBSTER — The Smithsonian is coming to North Webster when North Webster Community Public Library in partnership with The Watershed Foundation hosts a traveling exhibit called Water/Ways.
This museum-quality, interactive exhibit will be on display inside the library June 26-Aug. 7 during normal library hours, plus two Sundays 1-3 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 1. Admission is free.
The exhibit explores water’s effect on landscapes, communities, culture and spirituality. In addition, two companion exhibits will highlight the local area’s unique water story and history. Also, a series of educational and interactive programs for adults and families will be offered that examines water’s impact on people’s lives and local environment. A list of programs can be found at www.nweb.lib.in.us/waterways/.
North Webster is the first stop on the exhibit’s six-community tour through Indiana. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Indiana Humanities Council to bring quality exhibits to rural areas.
“We are proud to offer this Water/Ways exhibit to our community and surrounding neighbors,” said Beth Smith, adult services director of the North Webster Community Public Library. “Water is a very large part of our community and having the opportunity to learn and share together helps us build connections within our community. Partnering with The Watershed Foundation is a perfect union for us. We can’t wait to share this experience with everyone.”
The Watershed Foundation Executive Director Lyn Crighton agreed: “We are honored to have been selected by Indiana Humanities Council through a very competitive process, and we’re excited to partner with North Webster Library in this opportunity to showcase this exhibit and to share the story of our outstanding water resources and community.”