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Event Dates: November 18, 2017

Dr. Roby Cogswell uses hisotric and contemporary images to explore how river folk traditions have shaped Tennessee's history a, and conitune to influence the state's economy, transportation and way of life.

Saturday, November 18, 2pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

The event is in conjunction with Humanities Tennessee's tour of the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibition, on view in New Johnsonville November 18-December 31.

Event Dates: October 18, 2017

Who does our water belong to?  The landowner or the public?  How do we balance the needs of economic development and the protection of water sources?  How are decisions made about the withdrawals from waters or the discharges into waters?  These questions have plagued this area since TVA built its first Dam here.  

Event Dates: October 24, 2017

As the communities that rely on the Tennessee River system for energy, commerce, water supply, and recreation look ahead to the 21st century, new and increasingly complex challenges present themselves.  These challenges require new collaborations across disciplines to identify solutions to short-term problems and to explore possibilities for bold long-term solutions.

Pickwick Landing State Park hosts Brad Collett, UTK, to facilitate an interactive discussion about what the future may hold.

Event Dates: September 30, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Water|Ways, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit focused on humans' relationship to water, will be open at Pickwick Landing State Park from September 30 to November 12, 2017. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of local, public events. 

Click here for more information about the exhibit. 

Event Dates: September 19, 2017

As the communities that rely on the Tennessee River system for energy, commerce, water supply, and recreation look ahead to the 21st century, new and increasingly complex challenges present themselves.  These challenges require new collaborations across disciplines to identify solutions to short-term problems and to explore possibilities for bold long-term solutions.

Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park hosts Brad Collett, UTK, to facilitate an interactive discussion about what the future may hold.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7pm, Etowah Community Center, Etowah, TN

Event Dates: September 12, 2017

Who does our water belong to?  The landowner or the public?  How do we balance the needs of economic development and the protection of water sources?  How are decisions made about the withdrawals from waters or the discharges into waters?  These questions have plagued this area since TVA built its first Dam here.  

Event Dates: September 5, 2017

Ocoee-Hiwasse State Park hosts Joy Key, Curator of Education at the Museum Center @ Five Points.  Key will discuss a water education partnership with the Museo Benito Quinquela Martin in Argentina. How is water viewed around the world?  What efforts are being taken in other countries in order to better our human and water relationships?

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7pm at the Etowah Community Center, Etowah, TN.

Event Dates: August 29, 2017

Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park hosts Dr. Anna George, Vice President of Conservation Science and Education at the Tennessee Aquarium, for a public discussion. The streams and rivers in the southeastern United States are home to an underwater rainforest teeming with life. Unfortunately, these freshwater animals and habitats are among the most imperiled on Earth. Dr. George will discuss how can we can begin to solve the freshwater crisis starting with small changes in our backyard.

Tuesday, August 29th, 7pm, Etowah Community Center, Etowah, TN

Event Dates: July 13, 2017

Randy Hedgepath, TN State Naturalist, presents an entertaining, multimedia exploration of the watershed of Tennessee's namesake river, including natural, historical, and cultrual highlights.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park Rec Building on Duck Island, Kingsport

The event is part of a weekly series of public programs in conjunction with the Water|Ways exhibiton tour of select TN State Parks.

Event Dates: July 6, 2017

Using TVA's historic photo collection, Patricia Bernard Ezell, TVA historian, will explore the impact of the TVA on the region since the 1930s and how the future is reflected in the TVA currently.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park Rec Building on Duck Island, Kingsport

The event is part of a series of public programs in conjunction with the Water|Ways exhibition tour of select TN State Parks.

Event Dates: August 3, 2017

Gary Barrigar, environmental educator and former president of the Boone Watershed Partnership, discusses how federal and state agencies, local municipalities and nonprofits partner to improve the quality of and access to water.  The event is part of Warriors' Path State Park's weekly Water|Ways public programs.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park, Rec Building on Duck Island

Event Dates: July 20, 2017

Jennifer Light, of the historic Netherland Inn, discusses regional history from the 1770s to the present day with water as the central theme, including settlement, old King's Port, industry, and recreation. The event is part of Warrior's Path State Park's weekly Water|Ways public programs.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park, Rec Building on Duck Island

Event Dates: June 29, 2017

Dr. Jay Franklin, ETSU professor of archaeology, leads a discussion of marine artifacts that address social and political relationships among ancient towns in Southern Appalachia. The event is part of Warriors' Path State Park's weekly Water|Ways public programs.

7:00pm, Warriors' Path State Park, Rec Building on Duck Island

Event Dates: June 24, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Warriors' Path State Park is the first of six parks across Tennessee to host Water|Ways, a multimedia exhibit that explores the significance of water to our history, our communities, and our environment.

Each park will also host a range of public programs that focuses on this vital resource and their locally and regionally.  For a full exhibit tour itinerary, click here.

Water|Ways

Humanities Tennessee presents Water|Ways, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibit tour project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service, and Tennessee State Parks. Water|Ways uses large-scale images, video, digital interactives, and artifacts to explore the relationship between human beings and water.