The Water/Ways exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This exhibit is hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation at the Lake Hopatcong Environmental and Cultural Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing hours TBD.
The exhibit will be free and open to the public from July 1 through August 10. Viewing hours will be 10 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm Saturday, and evening hours Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm. The exhibit will be closed on July 4.
Water/Ways explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.