Explore the We are Water MN virtual tour to experience visiting the exhibit, listen to recorded audio stories told by local residents, and watch videos featuring familiar places in Rochester and the Zumbro River Watershed.
WE ARE WATER MN
This traveling exhibit examines water issues statewide and in local communities through personal stories, histories, and scientific information. It strengthens Minnesotans’ relationships with water, exposes visitors to new perspectives, and increases participation in water stewardship activities.
This exhibit was on display at the Rochester Art Center from March 11 - May 9, 2021
GROUNDWATER IN SOUTHEAST MN
Groundwater in Southeast MN begins as water from rain and snowmelt that soaks into the soil and moves into the rock layers below. The rock layers create formations that can hold water, known as aquifers or reservoirs. Minnesotans use the groundwater stored in the aquifers for drinking water. Drinking water wells pull the water from underground to the surface.
This exhibit was on display at 125 Live from March 11 - May 9, 2021.
HISTORY OF WATER IN OLMSTED COUNTY
History Center of Olmsted County
1195 W Circle Dr, Rochester, MN 55902
9 am – 5pm | Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
March 16 - December 31
Water has always been an important part of human history. See how water impacted the lives of early settlers in Olmsted County, influencing where they lived and how they survived. Learn how the City of Rochester would later manipulate the rivers to allow the city to grow.