Baltimore County Historical Society hosts Smithsonian exhibit on water

June 21, 2019

Towson Times/Baltimore Sun Media Group, May 29, 2019

by Libby Solomon
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The Baltimore County Historical Society in Cockeysville is the first stop for a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit on water and its effect on society.

“Water/Ways,” run through a partnership with Maryland Humanities, will include displays on the history of water, both broadly and in the Baltimore region specifically, said Baltimore County Historical Society Director James Keffer.

“[Water is] really integral to much of the development of society and community in the county,” Keffer said.

The free exhibit opened May 25 in the Baltimore County Historical Society’s Cockeysville museum space at 9811 Van Buren Lane, and will continue through July 6. The exhibit hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

It is part of a Smithsonian program called Museum on Main Street that sends exhibits to small towns across the U.S. to allow people to access high-quality museum exhibits, said Theresa Worden, coordinator at Maryland Humanities for the program. She said the national program works with state humanities councils around the country.

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