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June 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$2.00 – $12

A Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
June 3 – August 14, 2023

Water/Ways 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, and 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.

Americans are connected to water in ways they may not always realize. And, since water is a shared resource, water connects everyone. With compelling text, imagery, interactives, and videos, Water/Ways reveals the central nature of water in our lives by exploring a number of important questions:

How do Americans use water? How is water represented in our society? In what ways do we use water as a symbol?
How does water unite communities? How does conflict over water emerge and how do communities resolve it?
How does water affect the way we live, work, worship, create and play?
How do we care for water and sustain it for the future?

Members – Free Adults – $12.00 Seniors – $10.00 Students – $9.00 Children (6-12) – $8.00 Under age 6 – $2.00 Military & Immediate Family (per person) – $10.00


June 6, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$2.00 – $12
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Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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