Child looking at a We Are Water exhibit board


We Are Water

West Central, MN

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August 20th - October 19th, 2020

Morrison Gallery

University of Minnesota Morris

600 E 4th St, Morris, MN 56267


Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Event

We Are Water and Why Treaties Matter exhibits are coming to West Central MN this fall! The exhibits will be displayed in the Morrison Gallery at UMN Morris with paired events throughout the region.


We Are Water and Why Treaties Matter are traveling exhibits from the MN Humanities Center that are intended as a space for people of all ages and experiences to connect and learn through our shared connection to water.  The exhibits in Morris will feature a variety of indigenous perspectives on water, an art contest, interviews with farmers on their relationships with water, information for rural landowners to get their water tested and more.


This work is made possible by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment 

COVID19 Precautions: 

There is a 25 person limit in the gallery. Masks are required. 6 ft of physical distance required between yourself and other visitors. Hand sanitizer is available.

Groups: If you would like to reserve the gallery for a visit from a group, please contact Troy Goodnough at good0044@morris.umn.edu to register.

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Listen to Local Water Stories

One short audio story is released every week, check them out by clicking on the button below!

Indigenous person walking down road at sun rise carrying water on a Nibi Walk

Nibi Walk

The Pomme de Terre Nibi Walk has been rescheduled for April 2021. Contact Peg Furshong (peg@cureriver.org) to register.

Creative Art Contest 

Open now through October 31st, 2020 for 5th - 7th grade students. Any medium! Theme: explore wetland ecosystems through the eyes of an inhabitant (mussel, damselfly, beaver, etc.)


Water Testing


Come drop off samples for nitrate testing or pick up other water testing information!

Friday, Oct. 2nd: 1pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 3rd: 10am - 12:00pm

Stevens Co Soil and Water Conservation District

Two people in canoe on a river, viewed through the rushes on the shore.
People interacting with We Are Water exhibit in the Twin Cities

Tell Your Water Story

We want to hear how you interact with water and any stories you may have.  Do you garden? Do you set up the sprinkler on a hot summer day? Is your work connected with water in some way? Please share your story, whether one moment in time or a life journey. *your email address WILL NOT be shared and this action does not sign you up for further contact from us.






Morrison Gallery

University of MN - Morris

600 E 4th St

Morris, MN 56267

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Supported by the Legacy Amendment, MN State Agencies, the Minnesota Historical Society and the McKnight Foundation.

We Are Water Exhibit

A panel in the exhibit showing a map of the region