This summer, a new attraction has moved into Old 96 District- the Smithsonian!
In a cooperation between the McCormick County Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina Humanities, the Smithsonian travelling exhibition Water / Ways made its home for a few weeks in Hickory Knob State Resort Park. It is currently open for visitors from now until August 8th, 2020.
The exhibit, part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Program, is all about Earth’s water. Equal parts science and social studies, Water/Ways explores the role water has in shaping our planet and our lives.
We all know how important and necessary water is, but seeing all of the ways it shapes our lives can be eye opening. How many gallons of water does it take to make the clothes we wear, or the food we eat? How does it shape our music? Our homes? Our culture?
According to one piece of the exhibit, it takes 600 gallons of water just to make one pound of cheese! This makes sense once we remember what it takes to raise cows.
Water/Ways dives into these questions and more. Since the exhibit is located at Hickory Knob State Resort Park, there is convenient lodging on site and plenty of access to nature, Check the McCormick Chamber webpage for more information and details. We hope to see you there!
(While you’re in the area, consider enjoying the State Parks or tasting your way through our Old 96 District BBQ Trail!)