Message in a Bottle is an exhibit featuring rare message in a bottle memorabilia, filled with raw, human emotion, 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. Throughout history, the Message in a Bottle phenomenon makes many appearances: Greek water current studies, Japanese epics, Poe, Dickens, and rock band, The Police. This exhibit continues the tradition, capturing the zeitgeist of the Message in a Bottle through American eyes.
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).
The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, November 3rd, from 5-7pm. Admission after the opening 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. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Message in a Bottle Exhibit at River Discovery Center