(Trenton, NJ) – On July 1, 2019, the Smithsonian Institution “Museum on Main Street” (MoMS) traveling exhibit Water/Ways will arrive in New Jersey. Presented by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the water-themed museum exhibit will be on display at six different host sites between July 2019 and April 2020. The exhibition explores the role that water plays in our lives in the past, present, and future. Exhibition dates and locations are:
July 1, 2019 – August 10, 2019
Lake Hopatcong Foundation in Landing
125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ 07850
August 19, 2019 – September 28, 2019
Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch in Toms River
101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753
October 15, 2019 – November 16, 2019
Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville
1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville, NJ 08332
November 25, 2019 – January 6, 2020
New Jersey Audubon at the Cape May Ferry Terminal, Cape May
1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, NJ 08204
January 13, 2020 – February 22, 2020
Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton
56 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809
March 2, 2020 – April 10, 2020
West Deptford Public Library in West Deptford
420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, NJ 08086
Water is a critical resource shared by all, so how water shapes, impacts, affects, and inspires us will be explored in the “pop-up” style display. In addition to the exhibit itself, each host site will offer additional water-themed programming to their audiences.
“For the past fifteen years, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service has provided access to quality museum exhibits for communities across the country,” said NJCH Executive Director Dr. Carin Berkowitz. “We’re proud to bring Water/Ways to six locations that all intersect with water in different ways. Exhibit-goers will have the opportunity to examine the biological, economic, social, political, and recreational aspects of water, right in their own neighborhoods.”
Programming at each site will vary, as sites are creating learning opportunities with their specific patrons in mind. In addition to the exhibition and other site-specific events, a statewide community conversation program called “What is your water story?” will be hosted in every county in the state between July 2019 and April 2020.
More information can be found at njhumanities.org.
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About the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is a nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. NJCH harnesses the power of the humanities to strengthen our pluralistic society. We envision a New Jersey that delights in diversity, appreciates that there are no easy answers, and finds joy and understanding in the humanities. We work statewide with cultural and community organizations to bring dynamic programming to the local level.
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