Water/Ways Tour Schedule:
August 17 - September 29
October 5 - November 17
November 23 - January 5
February 29 - April 11
Water/Ways In the News
What is Water/Ways?
The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition is an exploration of the connections between human beings and water—focusing on the environment, culture, and history.
New York State has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Long Island Sound. Over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams flow within our state’s geographical boundaries. These waterbodies supply our drinking water; provide flood control to protect life and property; support recreation, tourism, agriculture, fishing, power generation, and manufacturing; provide habitat for aquatic plant and animal life; and inspire the human imagination.
Water also played a practical role in our state’s history. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns of all of New York’s peoples as a source of food, livelihood, and transportation.
Support for the New York tour of Water/Ways has been provided in part by:
Are you interested in being a sponsor of Water/Ways?
You can reach out to MANY Executive Director, Erika Sanger, for sponsorship opportunities here.