Exploring the endless motion of water with Smithsonian Florida Humanities brings the wonder of the Smithsonian to local communities in 2021–22

This year, explore the endless motion of the water cycle — from water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, to its impact on culture and spirituality — with Smithsonian Institution through Museum on Main Street. The exhibition will be on tour from June 2021–August 2022.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience interactive stations in the Water/Ways exhibition that explore water from both scientific and cultural perspectives, as well as encourage conversations about water’s enduring impact on our daily lives and culture.
Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities to bring traveling exhibitions and engaging public programs to small towns across our state. With its impassioned focus on local history, education and community redevelopment, Museum on Main Street is one of the Smithsonian’s most inspirational and enduring outreach programs.

Since 2012, Florida Humanities has provided funding for more than 50 exhibition tours in 27 counties, allowing nearly 200,000 Floridians to experience a Smithsonian Institution exhibition in their own hometown.

Exhibition Tour Dates

June 26-August 21, 2021
Citrus County Historical Society (Citrus)
August 28-October 23, 2021
Apalachicola Arsenal Museum (Gadsden)
October 30 - December 23, 2021
MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center (St. Lucie)
January 8-February 26, 2022
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center (Palm Beach)
March 5-April 30, 2022
Barron Library (Hendry)
FORUM Magazine Spring 2021, Written in Water

This article originally appeared in the Spril 2021 Issue of FORUM Magazine. Visit our collection at the USFSP Digital Archive by clicking here.