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The Council's tour of the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically, and how it shapes North Carolina stories.

In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.

Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.

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Water/Ways Tour Schedule (updated 5.4.20)

July 14 2020 - Aug 24, 2020                         Macon County Public Library

Aug 30, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020                         Wake Forest Historical Museum

Oct 16, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020                         NC Estuarium

Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 18 2021                            Wrightsville Beach Museum

Jan 24 2021 - March 5, 2021                        Alamance Community Collage

March 13, 2021 - April 25, 2021                    Yancey County Public Library

*Dates and locations may be subject to change