Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Water|Ways, coming to WF Historical Museum — Aug. 30 – Oct. 10

The Smithsonian is Coming

The Wake Forest Historical Museum, in cooperation with North Carolina Humanities Council, is proud to host Water/Ways a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from Aug. 30, through Oct. 10, 2020.

 While the museum remains closed to visitors,  a series of free online talks and book clubs will allow visitors to explore the cultural, social, and spiritual significance of water in our community. Learn about the history of moonshine, the evolution of climate science, the diversity of African American maritime culture, and the creation of Falls Lake

“Water/Ways” was inspired by an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about “Water/Ways” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit http://www.museumonmainstreet.org.

Support for MoMS has been provided by the U.S. Congress.

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