"The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically." -Museum on Main Street
LMRF is happy to host the Water/Ways exhibit in Clarksdale this fall. The Mississippi River runs through the heart of the country and has shaped the landscape and culture of the Delta. Come visit to learn how water has shaped how and where we live!
Plan Your Trip
Open August 31st- October 13th, 2018
Tuesday-Friday 10 am- 7 pm
Saturday 10 am- 5 pm
To read descriptions of special events go to our calendar
Quapaw Canoe Company
291 Sunflower Ave
Group Tours/Field Trips
School and youth groups are invited to attend during the exhibit. Field trips include a guided tour of the exhibit as well as hands-on lesson about the history and ecology of the Mississippi River. Call or email to schedule your trip.
Sept 1st 12-1 pm Spirituality and Rivers Chinese poet and writer Wang Ping
Sept 8th 12-1 pm Ebbs and Flows in Mississippi History MSU History professor Jim Geisen
Sept 15th 12 pm-1 pm Flood Control on the Big River Panel discussion on the history and future of flood control
Sept 22nd Smithsonian Museum Day Free entry to Delta Blues Museum with Museum Ticket
Sept 22nd 4-5:30 pm Relay of Voices Dance and storytelling exhibition
Sept 29th 12- 1 pm Youth Art Exhibit and Sale Local youth artwork related to power of water on display
Oct 6th 12 pm - 1 pm Swimming and Civil Rights Panel discussion of the role swimming and pools in civil rights
Oct 7th 12 pm - 1 pm Mississippi River Blues Exploration of how water led to the formation of the blues culture
Oct 6th and 7th Sunflower River Paddle Day Half off canoe, kayak and SUP rentals on the Sunflower River
Oct 13th 9 am-12 River Clean Up and Closing Give back to the Sunflower and celebrate closing of WaterWays
Special Events- Helena
Sept 8th 2 pm The Mississippi Flood of 1927 Learn the history of the great flood
Sept 14th-15th Plein Air Paint Out- Historic Helana Association Art competition, show and classes
Sept 15th 9 am Kayak Test Drive Try out a kayak for free!
Sept 22nd 8 am Great Arkansas Clean Up Clean ups in multiple locations.
Sept 23 3 pm Autumn Kayak Tour Call to register 870-295-4040
Sept 27th 5 pm Youth Art Exhibit and Sale Local youth artwork related to power of water on display
Oct 7th 3 pm Horner Neck Kayak Tour Call to register 870-295-4040