Creator(s): Dryden and District Museum
Human Interaction with Nature explores the relationship between humans and the natural environment as a defining factor in the development and sustainability of a community. The exhibit begins with the interaction of the First People with the forest, a relationship critical to their very survival. Moving on, the exhibit reveals that European settlement of the Dryden area through mining, farming, forestry and pulp and paper production has had both positive and negative effects on the natural environment. Finally, the exhibit illustrates how the forest has inspired creativity by showcasing three local artists. Through pictures and text, this Community Memories exhibit not only tells the story of the precarious relationship of humans with nature, but asks the next generation for their thoughts.