February 23 – April 12, 2019
Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions.
Legacy of the Plains is excited to announce that it will be one of the hosts of the Nebraska tour for Water/Ways! This innovative and creative exhibit will be the last stop for Water/Ways in Nebraska so be sure not to miss it! The traveling exhibit will feature many themes relating to water including water sources, how water connects us, how water influences our recreation, homes, and spirituality, and challenges with clean water and pollution. There will also be a local exhibit tying into these themes and based on the North Platte River, Lake Minatare, irrigation, farming, and many other topics!
The museum will host this exhibit for six weeks with a themed program or event going on each weekend. The schedule for those events can be found below:
Saturday, February 23rd:
Bobcats and Bulldogs: A Tale of Two Cities Presented by Executive Director, Amanda Gibbs – 10 AM
Snap Shots in One Place Presented by Scotts Bluff National Monument Volunteer Jerry Lucas – 1 PM
Saturday, March 2nd:
Documentary Screening – 1 PM
Saturday, March 9th:
Water Resources Day – 10 AM – 2 PM
Saturday, March 16th:
Keeping the Valley “Emerald” Green: Water Conservation Presented by
Amanda Sheppard with North Platte Natural Resource District – 10 AM
Saturday, March 23rd:
Humanities Nebraska Speaker Jody Lamp’s “Stories from Nebraska’s Agricultural History: Water” – 1 PM
Sunday, March 31st:
Humanities Nebraska Speaker Jerome Kills Small’s “Water: Lakota Spirituality and Science”
This exhibit is made possible by Humanities Nebraska.