A Flint museum is opening a new exhibit later this month that will take a close look at the city’s drinking water crisis.
When Sloan Museum executive director Todd Slisher booked the national traveling exhibit “Water’s Extreme Journey” nearly two years ago, he had no idea of the crisis that would soon grip Flint.
The city’s disastrous switch to the Flint River ended up damaging the city’s water system and led to health concerns.
Slisher says the exhibit can help people better understand the problem.
“When we saw the problems with Flint water, that’s when we made the effort to pull this exhibit ahead, add a lot of this local content and use it as an opportunity to educate the local community,” says Slisher.
The exhibit opens January 23.