Include your water story in a statewide archive!
Join the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) at the Mount Arlington Public Library, 333 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington, NJ on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm for a community conversation, “What is your water story.”
“What is your water story” is designed to complement NJCH’s statewide Water/Ways initiative, a Smithsonian Institute Museum on Main Street travelling pop-up exhibition being held from July 1 – August 10 at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center.
As part of building a statewide water story archive, NJCH is asking residents to reflect upon and share their perspectives and memories about water. These hour-long public discussions are being held in every county of the state (June 2019 – April 2020) to capture stories about the different ways water matters to New Jerseyans.What New Jersey water source or waterway is most meaningful to you? How do you want to preserve such resources for the future? Why? We want to know!
This workshop creates the space to talk about meaningful water sites and sources for individuals and communities in New Jersey. Stories from consenting participants captured from this event, and others throughout the state, will be part of a public archive and digital exhibition that creatively visualizes, interprets, and maps New Jersey water stories and the waterways that inspired them. After capturing water stories in each county, a digital exhibition (website) will be curated to interpret, display, and share water stories.
See workshop flyer below.
Please register below if you would like to participate in this community conversation:
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