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Nearly 1,000 Visitors at Waterworks Free Fun Friday!

July 18, 2017

#FreeFunFridays A Hit! It was nothing short of spectacular for the Waterworks on Friday, July 14! Not only did the rain hold off, but the museum set a one-day attendance record of almost 1,000 visitors! The museum staff, volunteers, and board members were thrilled with the turnout and can’t thank the Highland Street Foundation enough for sponsoring the Free Fun Fridays program. Our programs were . . .

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#FreeFunFridays @ The Waterworks — July 14

June 12, 2017

It’s almost here! #FreeFunFridays at the Waterworks Museum is set for Friday, July 14! We are looking forward to hosting hundreds of visitors (more than 500 last year!) and celebrating water! Our partners and supporters will be sharing fun activities that focus on history, engineering, water science and more. Join us for stories, splashing, and special guests. We thank the Highland Street Foundation for partnering . . .

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Congratulations to the MWRA School Contest Winners!

June 7, 2017

The Waterworks Museum wishes to congratulate the amazing efforts of the students, teachers, and families, who were recognized by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) in their 2016-2017 School Poster, Writing, and Video Contest. The theme this year was “Whatever the Weather,” and highlighted the fact that the MWRA works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to bring . . .

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Thank you Community Rowing!

June 1, 2017

We want to thank the great people at Community Rowing, Inc., a nonprofit here in Brighton, Ma, that believes in “Rowing for all!” The Waterworks Museum held it’s first annual summer staff retreat by attending a corporate rowing event and really learning to pull together as a team. The instructors and staff at CRI were fantastic, and you can tell by the photo that even the . . .

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Clean Water is Public Health: A New Study of Lead Contamination in Mass. Schools

May 31, 2017

A recent article in The Boston Globe reignited local awareness for the issue of clean drinking water (“High lead levels found in water at hundreds of schools,” May 1, 2017). The article outlines the analysis of a year-long effort to assess the levels of lead and other contaminants in the drinking water at more than 1,000 Massachusetts schools. In other words, the water that thousands . . .

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Welcome to the New Waterworks Website!

March 29, 2017

Dear Friends, Welcome to the new and greatly improved Metropolitan Waterworks Museum website! I hope you find this portal as engaging and easy to use as we do. We have built this new site to help you learn, visit, and hopefully support us in our mission to preserve and interpret the rich history of Boston’s public drinking water system. Inside, you will find new menus, links, . . .

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Supporting Museums, Culture, and Our Creative Rights

March 27, 2017

Today, I found a letter from American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in my inbox encouraging me to send a letter to my congressperson to sign the letter circulating in the house to support the Office of Museum Services (OMS) within the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education FY 2018 Appropriations bill. The letter . . .

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