The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum presents Water/Ways, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution, that offers local communities a new opportunity to explore the myriad ways that water affects our lives. The exhibition will be on view at the museum from August 28 to October 9, 2021.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.
In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.
Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is open for tours Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please contact the museum's education coordinator at (985) 845-9200.
Photos: Smithsonian Instituion, Water/Ways installation in Sanibel, Florida