Through January 3, 2018
River Discovery Center, 117 S. Water St., Paducah, Ky.
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This exhibit features rare, message-in-a-bottle memorabilia filled with raw, human emotion. These were found along the Mississippi River and other U.S. rivers by 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, Chad Pregracke, the Living Lands & Waters crew, and the many volunteers over 19 years of clean-ups.
In this unique collection, no single artist is featured, but the personal voices of everyday Americans are on display. Each message in a bottle has been housed in its own handmade box of reclaimed wood, also found during river cleanups. A photo of each bottle’s handwritten message is displayed along with the date and city/state of discovery when known. Some of the messages originated or were found in the Paducah area.
The exhibit runs through Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Admission to the exhibit is free for museum members or with museum admission. Fee for the Message in a Bottle exhibit only is $3 per person. For information, call the River Discovery Center at 270-575-9958.