Otter Tail County is honored to have been chosen as a 2022 host community for the Minnesota Humanities Center traveling exhibit, ‘We Are Water MN.’ The traveling exhibit highlights state and local water issues using interactive displays, stories, and public events. The Fergus Falls Public Library will house the exhibit from Aug, 18 through Oct, 10, 2022.

Otter Tail County, the county with the most lakes in the country, is an ideal community to host the exhibit. Partners across the county will collaborate to tell the story of their relationships to water.

“We are excited to bring the exhibit to Otter Tail County,” said Chris LeClair, Otter Tail County land and resource management director. “Not only will we bring new perspectives to our relationships with water, but we will also strengthen and grow our local networks within the county through this collaborative event.”

We Are Water MN will draw upon local stories, experiences, knowledge, and resources to share in the exhibit. Activities and events will be hosted in addition to the exhibit. Individuals, community organizations, educators, businesses, spiritual leaders, state and local governmental agencies and others are invited to participate in telling the story of water in Otter Tail County. We are all stake holders in preserving and protecting the water.

Though the exhibit does not arrive until summer, planning for the event will begin soon. Local schools are invited to the event and are encouraged to plan field trips for September 2022. Those interested in participating in the planning or hosting an event please contact Chris LeClair at cleclair@co.ottertail.mn.us.

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About the Minnesota Humanities Center

We are Water MN is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. We are Water MN is funded in part with money from the Clean Water, Land, & Legacy Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and by the National Endowment for the Humanities.