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Tuscaloosa museum remembers April 27th tornado with oral history exhibit

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Two years after the fact, many people still find it difficult to talk about the April 27th tornado that destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa.

Yet, for others, talking about that day or listening to the stories of survivors is therapeutic. There is a new exhibit debuted at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum.

The exhibit is called "Listening to the Storm: a Natural Disaster in Retrospective". Several dozen people shared their voices, pictures and videos for this audio-visual exhibit.

A museum spokesperson says it's not to simply remember the day, but to remind people just how strong Tuscaloosa is, and how far it has come.

The exhibit is set up with four interactive stations, each with an ipad and headsets.

First responders, volunteers, even Mayor Walt Maddox shared stories. On the walls of the rotunda, pictures serve as a reminder of the hours, days, and months following the storm.

The exhibit is open through June 7th. For more information visit mwwtm.com

 

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