'Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement' Spotlights River Crisis in Cities; Exhibition on View through Sept. 15, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether in literature, art, song or speech, mankind has always made reverential reference to rivers and waterways, recognizing the essential value of water to life itself. Despite this basic understanding, the waterways of the Earth have often been abused and some of greatest offenses have occurred in cities.
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The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum presents its groundbreaking exhibition "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement" on view through Sept. 15, 2013, which examines the consequences of the abuse of waterways worldwide and the efforts by communities to restore them. The exhibition explores in depth the history of use, decline and the movement to restore the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, D.C., and references similar stories of five urban waterways: the Los Angeles River; Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, China; the Thames in London; the Ohio in Louisville, Ky.; and the Allegheny/Monongahela rivers in Pittsburgh.
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