Dear Editor,

For the past year the Kansas Humanities Council has had the pleasure of working with Lara Brehm, Lyne Johnson, and the staff and volunteers at the Boot Hill Museum to bring the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, "Water/Ways" to Dodge City.

"Water/Ways" explores the ways water shapes our lives. The exhibition will be on display at the Boot Hill Museum from Sept. 30 through Nov. 12, 2017. The Boot HIll Museum has developed an impressive list of events, including a local exhibition, "Napeste: Water in Dodge City," that looks at the community’s water history and includes oral history interviews about water with Dodge City’s Latino American community, part of a special Smithsonian Institution pilot project to engage Latino Americans with museums and local history.

Dodge City was one of only seven Kansas communities selected to host the Smithsonian exhibition. "Water/Ways" has traveled to Eudora and Colby and will travel to Hesston, Junction City, Cottonwood Falls and Overland Park through June 2018. Congratulations, Dodge City!

Julie L. Mulvihill

Executive Director

Kansas Humanities Council