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River of Life

If you travel through New England, you can't keep from journeying alongside or crossing over the Connecticut River. Many of us do it twice a day without giving it a second thought. But we should. New England's largest river is vital to our history, our economy, our ecosystems and our future energy needs. In this exhibit you'll enjoy an immersive and interactive exploration of its entire 400-mile trek. No wetsuit required.


  • Ramani and Louise D. Ayer
  • Family Foundation
  • Connecticut River Community Bank
  • Connecticut Water Works Association
  • Connecticut Section – American Water Works Association
  • Firstlight Power Resources
  • John G. Martin Foundation
  • Larsen Fund