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Smithsonian Exhibition coming to SFH

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. in Cottonwood Falls hosts “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition February 24 to April 8 at the Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery, 331 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls, Kan. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and admission is free. The “Water/Ways” Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.

This interactive exhibit explores how water has shaped history and traditions, how it impacts daily life, and shapes our future. A companion exhibit, made possible with generous support from the Kansas Humanities Council, The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, Chase County Chamber of Commerce, and Matfield Station, examines water in the Flint Hills.

“We look forward to sharing these two exhibits as part of our year-long focus on water,” said Christy Davis, executive director of Symphony in the Flint Hills. “We work year-round to heighten appreciation for the tallgrass prairie; one of the benefits of healthy grasslands is healthy water.”

Support for “Water/Ways” has been provided by the Sunflower Foundation. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the mission to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. At Symphony in the Flint Hills, we envision a future where our efforts inspire people to strengthen the Flint Hills by sustaining the region’s unique culture and landscape.

For more information about “Water/Ways”inCottonwood Falls contact 620-273-8955 or visit SymphonyintheFlintHills.org.