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American West Heritage Center will be featuring the traveling exhibit, "Blessed by Water, Worked by Hand," from October 4th through the 30th.

This traveling art show uses painted wire over black and white photography, which creates an optical illusion of colored images. Historic photos from all seven of Bear River Heritage Area’s counties demonstrate many of the local water stories of the last century. You can also receive a special stamp in the H2O Today exhibition passport!

Steam Engine Demonstration

Bring in the harvest the old-fashioned way! Enjoy demonstrations of a working steam engine that threshes wheat and learn more about the power of water!

Steam power arrived in Cache Valley with completion of the Utah Northern Railroad in 1873. That same year, steam engines began powering sawmills in canyons surrounding the valley. Not until the 1890’s, however, did steam find practical application on local farms. The steam engines major contribution to Cache Valley agriculture was the powering of threshing machines.

H2O Today is a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution and brought to you by Utah Humanities and the Bear River Heritage Area. H2O Today and associated events are part of Think Water Utah, a statewide collaboration and conversation on the critical topic of water presented by Utah Humanities and its partners.