June 15, 2006

Just Add Water: An Exploration of the Milltown Dam & Its Communities recently opened at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. The exhibit commemorates the historic removal of the Milltown Dam. Using both historic and current photographs, artifacts, traditional documents, and oral history interviews, the exhibit focuses on the history and removal of the Milltown Dam, including its role in related industries, such as mining and lumber. It also examines the relationship of the Dam to the surrounding immediate communities of Milltown and Bonner, as well as the larger western Montana watershed.

This exhibit is part of a Missoula Museum collaboration exploring the historic removal of the Milltown Dam and its ramifications on our communities through a series of arts and humanities exhibits and presentations: Changing Currents. The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is working with the Missoula Art Museum, the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at The University of Montana, and the Gallery of Visual Arts at The University of Montana, both of which will have exhibits later in the year. Just Add Water will remain open until November 5, 2006. For more information, call 728-3476.
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