Shaped by Water: Past, Present & Future

History San José Presents “Shaped by Water: Past, Present, Future”

February 12 through September 8, 2013
Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel

A special Members & VIP Reception will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on February 10th at the Pacific Hotel Gallery.

Boating on San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA, c. 1911, History San Jose Collection
Boating on San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA, c. 1911, History San Jose Collection
Created by the Los Altos History Museum, this multi-faceted exhibit Shaped by Water: Past, Present & Future inspires a deep connection to this precious and essential resource. The story of water in this region is told from a historical perspective, beginning with the indigenous Ohlone people up to modern day, through a comprehensive and interactive exhibition experience. The exhibition outlines future challenges and outcomes with concrete ideas to reduce consumption, reuse and recycle water. History San José has added San José artifacts from the permanent collection to this traveling exhibit.

Shaped by Water underscores how each period in our local history has been characterized by a changing relationship between humans and water.

Experience and learn about the unique connection to our precious and finite water—past, present and future. Through photographs, artistic interpretations, stories, and interactive activities for kids of all ages, visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the role water plays in our lives—and with resources and ideas for conservation and action!

Local sponsorship generously provided by Mrs. John Luckhardt, Robinson & Wood Inc., Attorney’s at Law, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and the San Jose Water Company.