Bullock Texas State History Museum to unveil month-long Hurricane Harvey exhibit Friday


For one month starting this week, the Bullock Texas State History Museum will run an exhibition sharing personal accounts of what happened when Hurricane Harvey hit the coast in August.

The “Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm” exhibit will open on the first floor of the museum on Friday, Nov. 10. Based on Texas Monthly’s October cover story, “Voices from the Storm,” the exhibit features the stories of 16 individuals who survived, witnessed and assisted others during the five days of rain brought by Hurricane Harvey, according to a museum press release.

“We want people to remember not just the damage Harvey caused, but also the incredible human spirit that the storm revealed, and that has long been central to the Texas identity,” Texas Monthly Editor-in-Chief Tim Taliaferro said in a statement.

The exhibition will show visitors what it was like for Texans affected by the storm using story panels, audio, exclusive photographs and content from more than a dozen Texas Monthly staff members who covered Hurricane Harvey.

Bullock Museum Deputy Director Margaret Koch said partnering with Texas Monthly will help bring the magazine’s Harvey coverage to life.

“[Hurricane Harvey] showed the world Texan resilience and the humanity that crossed economic, race and cultural boundaries,” Koch said. “We’re so pleased to … bring “Voices from the Storm” to our visitors and honor these incredible, poignant stories of hope and caring.”

Included in the exhibit are letters of support sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office during the storm. Visitors will have the opportunity to leave their own well-wishes, which will be delivered to communities affected by the storm following the exhibit’s Dec. 10 finale.

For more information about the exhibit or the Bullock Texas State History Museum, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com or call 512-936-8746.

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