Hyrum museum and BRHA putting the call out for water exhibit

HYRUM — Utah Humanities has selected our region – communities within the Bear River Heritage Area (BRHA) – to host a traveling water-related exhibit that originated with the Smithsonian institute and is called Water Ways.

The exhibit will start locally in February of next year and continue through the following April. Hyrum City Museum director Jami Van Huss was on KVNU’s For the People program on Wednesday and explained the reason for the early announcement.

“The reason that we are putting the word out so early is because it’s a really great opportunity for any local organization or museums…I mean, we’ve already been talking to organizations like the Cache Audubon Society.  It doesn’t just have to be history museums or historical specific organizations, anything that has a water story,” according to Van Huss.

This will be a statewide tour through the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program that will travel throughout the United States.

“Utah Humanities is bringing it to Utah and the tour of the state will begin in June, and it actually starts in Green River. It will tour throughout the state and the Bear River Heritage Area was awarded the last spot. That’s why we have it from February until April of next year.”

To prepare for that, the BRHA is putting the call out now for any organization or individual who has a water story that they would like to tie to this. The Hyrum Museum will host the main exhibit and companion exhibits and programming will be organized throughout northern Utah and southeast Idaho.

Those interested can contact BRHA Council President Jami Van Huss at museum@hyrumcity.com or 435-245-0208 for more information on how to participate.

AUDIO:  Jami Van Huss talks about Water Way exhibit with Jason Williams on KVNU’s For the People

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