Snow College Richfield selected as a host for Smithsonian exhibit

Snow College Library’s Tonia Lewis informs chamber members about Snow College being selected as a host for the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit at a recent chamber meeting held at the Quality Center in Richfield, July 8.

Snow College Library’s Tonia Lewis informed members of the Richfield Area Chamber of Commerce about Snow College Richfield being selected as a companion exhibitor to Fremont Indian State Park for the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibition at a chamber meeting held at the Quality Center in Richfield, July 8. 

“The exhibition is traveling across the nation and will tour five communities in Utah from August 2020 through May 2021,” Lewis said. “The tour is meant to open conversations about water and have developed local exhibitions and public programs to compliment the Smithsonian exhibit.”

The Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit is part of the Museum on Main Street program – a national, state and local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. 

“The exhibit at Snow College will be on the Sevier River, how we use water, the history of how we got our water, our resources and how we use water,” Lewis said. “The program is a government program through the Utah Humanities Council and the Smithsonian. They have trained how to make a professional exhibit, how to do the research and bring informative art into the community.”

Interactive activities will be held at Fremont Indian State Park and at Snow College Richfield Some of the scheduled activities for the public to participate in will include –

• Water Art – create and add a masterpiece to the exhibit Saturday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 19. 

• Family Day – water games, food and fun Saturday, Sept. 5.

• Pine Nut Roasting – Piute tribe demonstration and seed growing activity for families Saturday, Sept. 12.

• ATV tour Saturday, Sept. 26. 

• Community Talk – Water Ways of the Sevier River Saturday, Oct. 3.

• Scavenger Hunt – educational scavenger hunt to learn about Water Ways. 

For more information, utahhumanities.org. 

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