October 19 - November 30, 2019


Sunday, Noon-4 p.m

Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-6 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Additional hours: available for groups by appointment; contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, 410-228-3575

Dorchester Center for the Arts

321 High St

Cambridge, MD 21613


Contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, 410-228-3575

See the Smithsonian in Cambridge 

From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Water/Ways traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element.

Water/Ways explores water’s effect on the landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources.

Companion exhibit showcases Dorchester’s water story

If you live or play on the Chesapeake Bay, you know how important water is to the environment, the seafood industry, recreation and more. Dorchester County has received a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant to develop a companion exhibit that focuses on Dorchester County’s unique water story.

The local exhibit, which will share space with the Smithsonian exhibit, will showcase everything from the cockpit of a racing boat to a traditional oyster shucking table. Related events include a guided kayak tour, skipjack sails, art exhibits, live music, history talks and more! 


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