National Smithsonian traveling exhibition now open in City of Westminster

March 12, 2021

The City of Westminster has been selected as the only upstate stop for displaying the SC Humanities “Water/Ways” Exhibit. The Exhibit is now open at the Historic Westminster Train Depot, located at 135 East Main Street.

“Water/Ways” is a part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. With the support and guidance of state humanities councils, Westminster looks forward to developing future exhibits, new public programs and facilitating educational initiatives to raise people’s understanding about what water means culturally, socially and spiritually in their own community.

Jessica Glymph, Westminster volunteer, stated, “With water covering more than 71% of the Earth’s surface, this exhibit serves to bring awareness to the effect it brings to our local landscape, culture and economic planning.”

“Water/Ways” Exploring Water’s Environmental & Cultural Impact
March 8 – April 17, 2021
Historic Westminster Train Depot, 135 E. Main Street, Westminster, SC

*The “Water/Ways” Exhibit has been made possible in South Carolina by South Carolina Humanities. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and state humanities councils across the nation. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the U.S. Congress. Support for the South Carolina tour of Water/Ways has been provided by Dominion Energy.



In the City of Westminster and Oconee County, we are located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and inside of the Chau Ram County Park. The 80-acre park has a 40-foot waterfall and a 160 foot suspension bridge spanning the Chauga River. We are centrally located to some of the in the US and provide recreational opportunities like white water rafting, hiking, kayaking zip lining, and fly fishing.