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The Houston Museum of Natural Science Has a New ‘Message’ You Should See

by Raveen Johnson | April 24, 2018 10:14 pm CST

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Who knew that such beauty could come from river cleanups and watershed? Chad Pregracke knew, and that’s why he organized such a heartfelt exhibition called Message in a Bottle, which is on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Pregracke is the founder and president of Living Lands & Waters, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the nation’s major rivers and their watersheds. The Living Lands & Waters crew spends about nine months a year hosting waterway cleanups and spearheading conversations that educate the masses on preserving our environment.

Over the past 20 years, their work has helped them to discover bottles filled with emotional messages that are sure to tug on your heartstrings. Pregracke collected these messages knowing that they were treasures to someone, and now we can find them on the museum’s first floor.

The messages vary from song lyrics, to jokes, to love letters and much more. It is an exhibition that tells a message of true human emotion as well the gems that are found in our waterways. Pregracke mentioned that they find so many bottles, but the ones with messages in them are like a “needle in a haystack.”

The exhibition is on display until May 13. Do your heart a favor, and check out the messages and vision of many.

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