CUSTER COUNTY— The Custer County Museum in cooperation with Humanities Nebraska, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts “Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program from Saturday, August 11 through Friday, September 21. The Water/Ways exhibit explores the motion of the water cycle, the effect water has on the landscape, settlement and migration, and the impact it has on culture and spirituality.
“Water is an important part of everyone’s life and we are excited to explore what it means culturally, socially, and spiritually in our own community,” said the Custer County Museum.
The Water/Ways traveling exhibit will have a sneak peek on Friday, August 10 with the exhibit officially opening the following day at 10 A.M. at the Custer County Museum (445 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822). The exhibit will have multiple speakers and other events throughout the time the exhibit is at the museum.
Some of the feature events include, Sargent Irrigation’s Loren Taylor and Custer Public Power District’s Rick Nelson speaking on Thursday, August 16 at 7 P.M. and NRD’s Larry Schultz speaking about water management on Thursday, August 30 at 7 P.M. Finishing off the event will be the movie night on Thursday, September 20 at 7 P.M. where videos shot by area youth, about water around us, will be presented to the public.
“I would like as many people as possible to see this exhibit just because of its quality and just because of the questions it is going to bring up,” said historical society president Lance Bristol.
The exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and if those hours do not work or there is a group that would like to come through please feel free to give Tammy Hendrickson a call at (308) 872-2203.