If you live or play on the Chesapeake Bay, you know how important water is to the environment, the seafood industry, recreation, and well-being. Dive deep and gain new insights at “Water/Ways,” a traveling Smithsonian exhibit coming to Cambridge Oct. 19-Nov. 30.
But this is much more than an exhibit. Sit in a cockpit of a racing powerboat or try your hand at oyster shucking. Learn stories of local folks and their connections to the water. Take part in one of more than a dozen Water/Ways events, including a tour of rain gardens, hands-on model boat building, a cruise on a paddlewheeler to learn about the value of oysters, storytelling from the grandson of a famous boatbuilder, and more.
Water/Ways has been made possible in Dorchester County by Maryland Humanities and is part of Museum Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
Water/Ways was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, 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