Marilyn and Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc with Maria Vann
(Photo by Richard Lewin)
Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition Water/Ways opened with a splash at Clinton Academy Museum on Saturday.
Hosted by the East Hampton Historical Society, in cooperation with the Museum Association of New York (MANY), the exhibit explores water’s critical role in New York by examining water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element.
“As a maritime community, we can illuminate the importance of water; how people respond, interact, and impose upon it,” said Maria Vann, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society. “This exhibition can be enjoyed by Long Islanders because of our very direct and proud connection to our rivers, ponds, lakes, and ocean.”
The East Hampton Historical Society is honored to be the only host site on Long Island of the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, and the final stop as it traveled throughout New York State.
The exhibit is on display for six weeks Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April 11. It is located at Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main St. in East Hampton. Admission is free, donations are welcome.