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Water exhibit opens in Alexandria

A reception is planned for Thursday, June 23

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The Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria is located at 205 3rd Ave. W.
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ALEXANDRIA — The traveling exhibit, "We Are Water MN," is opening this week at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria.

The Minnesota Humanities Center, a Twin Cities-base nonprofits, created the exhibit alongside several state agencies. It encourages people to think about their relationships with and responsibilities to water.

The exhibit features numerous interactive elements and local stories. The museum is the third of six sites for the exhibit this summer and will display it until Aug. 15, when it will move to Otter Tail County.

An opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, will include light refreshments and a short program. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will be available during the museum’s open hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays 12-4 p.m. For the duration of the exhibit, the museum is also offering free admission on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.

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For information on the exhibit and related programs offered by the museum and local partners, visit legacyofthelakes.org/wearewater.

The state agencies that worked on the exhibit are the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. We Are Water MN is partly funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Fund approved by voters in 2008, and by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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