Explore the History of Wyoming Water with Water/Ways



From the Laramie County Library System

After nearly two years of planning, Water/Ways is now on exhibit at the Laramie County Library through Feb. 19. The library is one of five venues in Wyoming chosen by Wyoming Humanities to host this traveling exhibit from the Museum on Main Street (MoMS), a service of the Smithsonian Institution that brings exhibits to rural areas of the country.

“The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.” –MoMS

Complementary Exhibits:
There are three additional exhibits that go along with Water/Ways at the Laramie County Library:

  1. The Wyoming State Engineer’s Office (SEO) provided historic water gauges, instruments, maps, and documents that are on display for a glimpse of water history in the state. On January 25, Cheryl Wright from the SEO will give a presentation on water rights that brings life to this “dry” subject.
  2. Photography students and their teachers from Cheyenne’s South High School have loaned prints of images they shot while touring the water treatment facility west of town.
  3. A panel display on the third floor features biological and archaeological research on the Dinwoody Glacier in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Faculty and students from the Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE) at Central Wyoming College in Riverton conducted the field research, and on Jan. 31, the faculty will give a presentation at the library.

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