GRDA Talk and Veterans Recognition

As part of the Water/Ways exhibit, on Veteran’s Day, there will be a special honoring of veterans, following by a talk about the history of the GRDA by Justin Alberty.

November 11

6-7:30 p.m.

VFW Hall

Starting at 6:00 p.m., there will be a performance of the national anthem, an armed forces medley, a few readings, and a message from Post Commander Stephen Bell. All veterans are encouraged to attend and bring service photos.

At 6:30 p.m., GRDA’s Justin Alberty will give a slide-show presentation on the history of the Grand River Dam Authority.

This event is free and open to the public.

from the GRDA website

More about Water/Ways:

The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.

In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.

Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.

If you would like to get involved with this exhibit in any capacity, please contact LGAA President & Water/Ways project director Jennifer Henson, jenniferh@rae-corp.com, 918-530-1902, or Water/Ways site coordinator Shaun Perkins, okiestoryteller@gmail.com, 918-864-9152.

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Water/Ways has been made possible in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, by Oklahoma Humanities.

Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Water/Ways was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.