The Water/Ways exhibitions traveled to six sites throughout New Jersey.
PROGRAMS

MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is part of a Smithsonian outreach program that engages small town audiences to bring revitalized attention to underserved communities. The exhibitions are designed to engage communities and become a catalyst for conversation about life in America. We will announce our 2022 MoMS exhibition soon. Check back for more information.

2019-20 WATER/WAYS EXHIBITION SERIES

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, Water/Ways, was designed to start dialogs, build excitement, facilitate connections, and open doors to various community’s history, culture, people, and sense of local pride. Easy-to-install, the exhibit was especially designed for sites with limited access to traveling exhibitions. Potential sites were invited to submit an application. Six sites were then selected based on criteria, including geographic location within the state, to host exhibitions that explored how water shapes our way of life.

WHAT IS YOUR WATER STORY?

Between July 2019 and April 2020, NJCH hosted hour-long community conversations in all 21 counties, to capture stories about the different ways water matters to New Jerseyans. Participants had the opportunity to contribute their water story to a statewide public archive documenting personal connections to water and waterways in New Jersey. All were welcome to share and listen.

LEARN MORE

At NJCH, we believe that everyone should have access to humanities programming. Based on your organization and desired topics/formats, we offer programs—often subsidized by our federal and corporate funding—so that you can bring high quality humanities programs to your audiences.