The Smithsonian is coming to downtown Cambridge! Join us this Fall for a national traveling exhibit, local exhibit, and special programming focused on our waterways and our relationship with water.
Oct. 19-Nov. 30, 2019
Hours: Sunday, Noon-4 p.m; Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Additional hours: available for groups by appointment; contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, 410-228-3575
From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Water/Ways traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element.
Water/Ways explores water’s effect on the 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.
Sign up to volunteer as a docent at the Water/Ways exhibit housed at Dorchester Center for the Arts. The online shifts and sign ups can be found here, cor contact Host Committee Chair Ruth Clendaniel at .
Learn More about Museum on Main Street
Visit the following websites to read more about the exhibit:
- Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service – Water/Ways
- Maryland Humanities Museum on Main Street – Water/Ways
Dorchester Center for the Arts
Dorchester County Department of Tourism
Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area
Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Choptank River Lighthouse
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Cambridge Yacht Club
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Richardson Maritime Museum
Main Street Gallery
Dorchester Skipjack Committee
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory
Dorchester County Historical Society