Water/Ways Exhibition

April 15th – May 22nd

Thursday – Sunday | 10 AM – 6 PM

From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Museum at Lassen’s Resort, in cooperation with Indiana Humanities, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, from April 15th through May 22nd.

Additional Special Events:

April 27th | 5:30 PM – Everglades of the North documentary film screening at Cedar Lake Library

April 30th | 11:30 AM – Caryn Corriere, Environmental Education Manager, Lake County Parks Department, will be onsite to present a water discovery workshop. Free. Content geared toward elementary children but suitable for all ages.

May 1st | 2:00 PM – “Living on Indigenous Landscapes: Potawatomi and Settler Histories in Northern Indiana” Presented by Dr. Luke Gascho, Executive Director, Emeritus – Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. Free

May 4th | 5:30 PM – Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability documentary film screening at Cedar Lake library

May 5th | 2 – 4 PM – Rebecca Koetz, Extension Educator – Urban Agriculture of Purdue Extension – Lake County, will present activity stations exploring water quality. Free. Content geared toward elementary children but suitable for all ages.

May 13th | 2 – 4 PM – Mari Patis, Programs Coordinator, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, presents a hands-on learning activity about bogs, a unique type of wetland. Test the acidity and alkalinity of bog water and compare it to everyday, household items. Free. Content geared toward elementary children but suitable for all ages.

May 15th | 1 – 3 PM – Mario Longoni, Urban Anthropology Manager, The Field Museum, & Laura Barghusen, Aquatic Ecologist, Openlands, present a lake-dipping workshop covering threats and opportunities for water resources in the Calumet Region. Content suitable for all ages.


Admission to the Water/Ways exhibition is free and will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Museum gallery tours are available for an additional fee (or always complimentary for The Museum at Lassen’s Resort members).

Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institute and Indiana Humanities, and was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

> Read Press Release
> Cedar Lake Enhancement Association website
> Town of Cedar Lake Ecosystem Restoration Project website

Contact us for more details at [email protected] or 219.390.9423

Teaching Resources

> “The Poetry of Science” Lesson Ideas
> Poetry Lessons Summaries
> Children’s Reading List
> Water/Ways Exhibition Outline
> Field Trip Promotional Flyer
> Girl Scout Activity for Daises
> Girl Scout Activity for Juniors
> Girl Scout Activity for Cadettes
> Girl Scout Activity for Seniors/Ambassadors

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