Smithsonian traveling exhibition exploring water’s environmental, cultural impact arrives at State Tech

    State Tech, in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council, is pleased to host the local showing of “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “Water/Ways” will be on view through March 4 inside the State Tech Library and it is FREE To the public.

    State Tech was expressly chosen to host “Water/Ways” as part of the Museum on Main Street project—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.
    After it leaves campus in March, the exhibition will travel to other communities before it returns to the Smithsonian.
    “Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
    “Water/Ways” 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 visit, or,
    Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
    For additional information, please contact Brandon McElwain at 573-897-5351.