Water Ways Has Arrived!
August 08, 2018
FRESH OFF THE BOAT from Beaver Island, Water/Ways arrived at Raven Hill Discovery Center late Monday night and by noon on Tuesday, Raven Hill’s Great Room was transformed into a national Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit! Visitors can look forward to learning all about the science and culture of water over the next six weeks. The Water/Ways exhibit officially opens with much fanfare on Saturday, August 11th. From 10am to 4pm visitors can explore Water/Ways and all its aspects of water. Saturday is also a regular FREE Second Saturday, so admission is free for families from noon to 4pm AND Julie Haan will lead a Fused Glass Fish workshop from 1pm to 3pm.
From 4pm to 6pm, the community is invited to join Raven Hill in celebrating water. As a reminder to all in attendance of how precious and necessary water is to all of us, the Grand Opening of this Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit will include a Water Ceremony. Deleta Smith from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will bless the water. The Waganakising Odawa Anishinabek have been in their homelands in this area for centuries. Please take this opportunity to participate in one of their sacred ceremonies to honor Nibiish/ The Water, which is our life-giving force. Bring family and friends, enjoy the Water Ceremony, food, music, speakers and get a chance to see this national exhibit. The Jongleurs Recorders and Robin Lee Berry will provide background music at various times and Dave Dempsey, author and scholar for the Michigan Humanities Council will speak on The Wonder of Michigan's Waters.
Saturday will also give visitors a number of opportunities to begin collecting stickers for their Water/Ways Passport. Everyone who participates in events can get stickers over the six weeks of the exhibit and submit a completed passport for drawings with water-related prizes! Passports can be picked up at Raven Hill and other locations OR can be downloaded from www.MiRavenHill.org/waterways.
For more information or to register for the Fused Glass Fish workshop, call 231.536.3369 or email email@example.com. The Calendar of Events and detailed Program Booklet are both available on Raven Hill’s website: www.MiRavenHill.org Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play.
Cheri Leach, CEO and Director of Programming