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Remembering the 2018 Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibit

Raven Hill was pleased to host the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit tour in 2018. Raven Hill partnered with the Michigan Humanities Council to present Water/Ways at the Center from August 11 to September 23 of 2018. The community was invited to a special opening of the Water/Ways Exhibit on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4pm and the exhibit opened to the public earlier that day. Many water-related programs were presented by Raven Hill and local water, history and arts organizations over the course of the six-week exhibit both at Raven Hill and at other sites in the community. This Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit was a chance to highlight for the community-at-large the importance of northern Michigan’s water as a natural resource to be treasured, as well as water’s historical and cultural importance in this area.

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  • Over 3200 visitors enjoyed the national Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit over the course of the its six-week stay at Raven Hill. Weekend events, art exhibits and displays, speakers and authors, classes and workshops, school fieldtrips, as well as community events all enhanced the exhibit by highlighting the science and culture of water.