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September 26, 2017

Join us  for an interactive presentation that challenges us to consider the future of the valley and our role in it. Hosted by the Pickwick Landing State Park as part of the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

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.

September 26, 2017

Join us for a lively debate about the tensions between progress and conservation as it relates to our water resources. Hosted by Pickwick Landing State Park in conjunction with the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

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.  

September 25, 2017

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Water|Ways, opens for six-week run at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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. 

August 17, 2017

Join us at the Etowah Community Center for an interactive presentation that challenges us to consider the future of the valley and our role in it. Hosted by the Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park as part of the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

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

August 17, 2017

Join us at the Etowah Community Center for a discussion of the relationship between humans and their water around the world. Hosted by Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park in conjunction with the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

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.

August 17, 2017

Join us at the Etowah Community Center for a lively debate about the tensions between progress and conservation as it relates to our water resources. Hosted by the Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park in conjunction with the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

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.  

August 17, 2017

Join a lively presentation that follows a drop of water through its watershed, and explores all that it encounters along the way. Hosted by the Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park in conjunction with the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibit.

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

June 14, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park for a multimedia presentation about the fascinating Tennessee River, and view the Smothsonian's Water|Ways exhibition.

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.

June 14, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park to learn about the past and present of TVA, and view the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibit.

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.

June 8, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park and learn how stakeholders innovate to provide access to a clean and safe local water supply. Plus, view the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibition.

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

June 8, 2017

Visit Warrior's Path State Park to learn about the locally recoverd artifacts and their connection to the Atlantic Ocean, and to view the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibit.

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

June 8, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park and learn the role of water in shaping the region's history since the 1770s, and view the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibition.

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

May 3, 2017

Join Humanities TN and Warriors' Path State Park in welcoming Water|Ways, a Smithsonian exhibit kicking off a tour of TN State Parks in June!

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.

July 8, 2015

Panelists at green|spaces considered the roles of jobs policy and education policy and the roles of various community sectors in meeting the challenges of Chattanooga’s future. 

 

What forms of automation and technology are on the horizon, and how close are we to using them? Will we lose jobs or will they just be dramatically different? How can current workers remain relevant, and how can we equip the future workforce for an ever-changing landscape?
 
June 23, 2015

Three prominent Chattanoogans have a conversation about the future of jobs in the region. Hosted by green|spaces in conjunction with the showing of The Way We Worked exhibition.

Join local leaders in business and higher education to consider the changing nature of the job market, and potential senarios of future employment landscapes.  Thediscussion is part of the opening events for The Way We Worked, as Smithsonian traveling exhibit exploring work in the uS since the 19th century.

Wednesday, June 24, 5:30-7:30pm, green|spaces, 63

East main Street, Chattanooga

May 29, 2015

The Greeneville-Greene County History Museum hosts "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964," a bilingual exhibit exploring the US's largest guest worker program with Mexico. 

The Greeneville-Greene County History Museum hosts "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964," a bilingual exhibit exploring the US's largest guest worker program with Mexico. 

May 29, 2015

The Smithsonian exhibit will be on view at green|spaces in Chattanooga June 20th-July 19th. 

The Smithsonian exhibit, "The Way We Worked," will be on view at green|spaces in Chattanooga, June 20th-July 19th. 

May 29, 2015

Middle school students in the Thrive! program will provide tours of the exhibit and lead interactive acitvites throughout the day. 

"The Way We Worked" Smithsonian exhibit is now on view at the Martha O'Bryan Center. On Saturday, May 30th, between 11 am and 3 pm, middle school students in the Thrive! program will provide tours of the exhibit and lead interactive acitvites. 

The Martha O'Bryan Center is located at 711 S 7th St, Nashville, 37206. 

May 6, 2015

Short-form documentary selections screening and discussion with filmmakers, The Moving Picture Boys, in conjunction with the Martha O'Bryan Center's "The Way We Worked" exhibit project.

Join the Martha O'Bryan Center for a screening a select short films from the Nashville Docujournal centering on work and jobs in Nashville in conjunction with the exhibition The Way We Worked. The filmmakers will facilitate a discussion following the screening. To find out more about the films click here.

Saturday, May 9, 1-2pm at the Martha O'Bryan Center, 711 South 7th Street, Nashville

May 5, 2015

"The Way We Worked" and "Bittersweet Harvest" travel to Nashville, Chattanooga, and Morristown.

Humanities Tennessee continues its tours of two Smithsonian exhibits around the state.  The Way We Worked opens at the Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) in Nashville May 9.

May 1, 2015

The exhibit, which explores the meaning of work in America across regions and over time, will be on view May 9 through June 13.

What would life be like without teachers, doctors or firefighters? Every day Americans are hard at work on farms, f

April 16, 2015

Forest, Farm and Factory: Transforming Toil and Time in the Tri-Cities, presented by Dr. Tom Lee will explore the urbanization of Appalachia.

Part of a series of public programs in conjuction with the Smithsonian's The Way We Worked exhibit, Dr. Lee will discuss the evolution of work in the tri-cities as the area became urban.

Thursday, April 23, 6:30-8pm, in the Jones Meeting Room at the Johnson City Public Library.  The Way We Worked is on view at the library through May 2, 2015.

Click here for the complete series of programs.

March 24, 2015

The Johnson City Public Library kicks off a three-city Tennessee tour of the Smithsonian's The Way We Worked exhibition.

 

The Way We Worked exhibition uses large-scale images, audio/video recordings, and artifacts to explore the history and meaning of work in American society across regions and over time.

In addition to hosting the exhibit, the Johnson City Public Library will present a variety of public programs linking the national story to local history and current issues.  Click here for a complete list of events.

The exhibit is on view at the library April 11-May 2, 2015.