During the month of September, the Culver-Union Township Public Library will host Indiana Disasters, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) traveling exhibits. The IHS exhibit, which explores all kinds of disasters and how they are remembered by Indiana communities, will be on display in the lower level of the library.
It is no secret that—in Indiana—extreme weather such as floods, tornadoes, blizzards and drought persist year to year. The way humans interact with their environment also leaves people vulnerable to disasters, such as fires, crashes, spills and explosions.
Historically, stories of these events have been passed down from generation to generation, including biological, violent and bizarre events such as epidemics, bombs and even squirrel migrations.
In this traveling exhibit, guests will see photographs from various IHS collections and from institutions across the state, which capture these unforgettable Indiana catastrophes. In addition, newspaper headlines, illustrations and survivor accounts show how Hoosiers have persevered in the face of disaster.
Indiana Disasters is made possible by Kroger. For more information about this exhibit, call 574-842-2941.