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Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Prepare to be blown out of the water when viewing Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection! Experience a unique set of memorabilia when this exhibit opens Friday, June 1.

“Message in a Bottle will showcase found items and messages from river clean ups,” said Rebecca Gilliam, Vice President of Visitor Experiences. “The organizer, Chad Pregracke, has spent many years working to improve the waterways and along the way found messages in jars, bottles and other containers that have been pulled from the rivers with the other trash. We are hoping families will visit the exhibition and discover that our waterways are worth taking care of and our actions upstream affect the water and people downstream.”

Pregracke, the Living Lands & Waters crew, and volunteers spent almost two decades finding messages in bottles across the country. Each bottle is displayed in a box made of reclaimed wood found during the river cleanups. Now you get the chance to discover the messages sent down waterways while learning about the importance of cleaning America’s rivers.

The collection will be at Minnetrista June 1 through September 30.

Owned and Curated by Chad Pregracke, Founder & President, Living Lands & Waters. Organized by Message in a Bottle, LLC.

For more information about Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection, as well as for high-resolution photos, click here.

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Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection


September 1, 2018
September 30, 2018
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1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map