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Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition

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Start:
June 3 @ 11:00 am
End:
August 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://museumonmainstreet.org/content/waterways

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Season
Summer
Age
All Ages, Seniors, Adults, Families, Children

Venue

St James Township Hall
37735 Michigan Ave
Beaver Island, MI 49782 United States
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Phone:
231.448.2254
Website:
http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/

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.