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Water/Ways exhibit opens

December 17, 2019

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Fort Towson Historic Site will host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, from December 17, 2019, to February 13, 2020. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities.

Water is an important element in American culture. People are drawn to water for peace and contemplation. The sights and sounds of water make those who experience them feel connected to nature. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the graceful ways in which water flows, but also by its unstoppable force.

Water has also played a vital role in society. Water routes made significant impacts on settlement and migration patterns. Humans use it for manufacturing and agriculture and economic planning. Water/Ways examines the many ways in which water is used and how it can be sustained for the future.

Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Oklahoma Humanities, and was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

For more information, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.


December 17, 2019
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Fort Towson Historic Site
HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735