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WaterWays: A Smithsonian Exhibit in East Norman

  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    repeats daily until August 18, 2019

Norman Public Library EAST, 3051 East Alameda Street, Norman, OK 405/217-0770

This is a free event.

Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. During the library's open hours, walk through this self-guided exhibit throughout the library to learn more about how water impacts our every day.

This exhibit explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. “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 Water/Ways has been made possible in Norman, Oklahoma, through the Pioneer Library System’s East branch by Oklahoma Humanities. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Water/Ways was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Caberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.”