Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit
Raven Hill has been chosen to host a national Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit August 11, to September 23, 2018. In addition to the Smithsonian exhibit, a variety of water-related programs will be presented by Raven Hill and local water, history and arts organizations over the course of the six-week exhibit. The Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit is a chance to highlight, for the community-at-large, the importance of northern Michigan’s water as a natural resource to be treasured for its historical and cultural importance.
• Model ships & water technology models in main museum
• Ongoing Power Point Presentation of Early Water Technology—Lake Charlevoix in late 1800s and early 1900s by Patrick McCleary and the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society.
• A Call for Citizen Scientists Display by National Science Foundation
Four National Science Foundation sponsored investigators are collaborating to build a super computer model using citizen data gathered on Michigan’s Boyne River. The model’s goal is to forecast high or low water events, freshwater species habitat and even fishing and boating conditions up to 7 days in advance. If successful, this modeling technique can be used throughout the world to aid in sustainable management of water resources. Visit this display and learn how easy it is for you to feed river data into a super computer.
• School of Fish Art “swimming” behind Schoolhouse—Multi media outdoor display of fish created by both new & emerging, as well as professional artists.
• Pond, rain gardens, wetlands boardwalk and Deer Creek to explore outdoors