On May 20, we held an open house to familiarize community members with our museum development plans. The open house was supposed to last until 7 p.m.
At about 6 p.m., the tornado sirens went off.
The Exhibit Design Associates team that is helping us create our new exhibits just happened to be in town that evening, and just happened to be filming. They were seeking footage of bison for possible use in an introductory video slideshow exhibit called “Voices on the Prairie Wind” that is scheduled to open in September. Here is an artist’s conception of what that space will look like:
The EDA crew caught footage of a supercell storm instead. Check out the link to the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZJ6QAjACFw.
As far as we know, there was no serious damage from the storm.
We’ll be interested to see if any of the fortuitous supercell footage appears in our exhibit slideshow!
Severe weather is part of the history of the High Plains.
Our new museum brochure, which doubles as a postcard, features a tornado photo taken in Gering in May 1899. If you’d like us to send you a copy, fill out the contact form on our website, or send an email to info AT legacyoftheplains DOT org.
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