Congaree National Park, in partnership with Friends of Congaree Swamp, will be hosting the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit from November 13, 2020 to January 13, 2021 in the Harry Hampton Visitor Center Auditorium. The exhibit will be open seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (closed Federal Holidays). Admission is FREE. In order to ensure visitor, staff and volunteer health and safety, ten visitors will be allowed in the exhibit area at a time and will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.
Water/Ways Exhibit Overview
This exhibition dives into how essential water is to our life on our planet environmentally, culturally, and historically. Water serves as a source that can both divide, but also connect, as a source of recreation, relaxation, and inspiration. For many cultures, it is also a sacred symbol important to the traditions of cultures across the world.
Water has played an important role in our nation's history. Water has affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to and control of water resources have played an important role in our political and economic history. And the need for water for all of us to survive and thrive has led to many to find creative and resourceful ways to protect this vital resource for life on earth.
Water is the lifeblood of Congaree National Park. Come and see how it is not only vital to our park and our local community, but to all humans across our country, and across the world.
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Interested in Volunteering?
If you are interested in learning about how YOU can volunteer to help with the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, please let us know! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: January 12, 2021