Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit Opens Today

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is thrilled to be hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition from July 1 through August 10 at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center, 125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ.  

The Water/Ways exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

The exhibit will be free and open to the public.  Viewing hours will be 10 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm Saturday, and evening hours Thursday and Friday 4 – 8 pm. The exhibit will be closed on July 4.

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.

To learn more about Water/Ways and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit

Exhibit press release

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring Water’s Environmental and Cultural Impact Coming to Lake Hopatcong

Exhibit poster

Funding for this exhibition was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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