James Rousmaniere speaks about his new book “Water Connections” July 18

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Free talk on water conservation at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, July 18
New Hampshire author James Rousmaniere discusses “Water Connections,” his new book about what fresh water means to us and what we mean to water, at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Thursday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all. After the talk, Rousmaniere will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the Museum.

Published this June, “Water Connections” explores water-related changes in technology, pollution, economic values, and ideas about nature from the Industrial Revolution to today.

The book focuses primarily on New Englanders’ experiences with water, including floods and flood control, hydropower’s evolving technology, watershed protection, and citizen action in the cause of water protection. “Water Connections” is as much about people as it is about water, with stories about conservationists, artists, reservoir managers, fishermen, scientists, and ordinary citizens around water.

After graduating from Harvard, Rousmaniere surveyed irrigation canals in southern India as a Peace Corps volunteer and then began a 43-year career in journalism. He reported on economics in the Washington bureau of The Baltimore Sun before being named editor and president of The Keene (NH) Sentinel, from which he is now retired.

Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The Museum's galleries and gift shop are open every day except Tuesday, 11-5. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Major support for BMAC is provided by its members and Allen Bros. Oil, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the Four Columns Inn, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, and Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:30pm