"We Are Water MN" Exhibit Opening: Wild for Wild Rice

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"We Are Water MN" Exhibit Opening: Wild for Wild Rice

Sat., Sep 21, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359


Free, does not include museum admission.

Explore the new interactive exhibit "We Are Water MN" during an opening celebration highlighting wild rice and how it, and everything around us, is impacted by water.

Head to the lakeshore to watch museum staff process wild rice, including drying, parching, threshing, and winnowing the rice. See the entire process from raw material to the finished product during 20-minute demonstrations. Plus, sample wild rice dishes, learn more about the importance of water to wild rice, and enjoy a day at the lake. The schedule includes:

  • Noon - Opening ceremony
  • 12:30 pm - Wild rice sampling
  • 1, 2 and 3 pm - Wild rice demonstrations
  • 1, 2 and 3 pm - Canoe rides (first come, first served)

"We Are Water MN" reveals the central nature of water in our lives by exploring how we relate to water—how we use water, how water unites communities, how water affects every element of life, and how we care for our water and protect it for the future. Visitors can reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms and share a vision for, and participate in, water stewardship.

"We Are Water MN" is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources.

"We Are Water MN" is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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