Magazine, museum request Nebraska storm stories
Nebraska Life Magazine and The Durham Museum are reaching out to the public for stories, photographs and information about artifacts relating to two of the most destructive natural disasters to occur in Nebraska during the past 60 years—the Missouri River Flood of 1952 and Omaha’s Tornado of 1975.
Stories, photographs and information about artifacts submitted will be considered for inclusion in The Durham Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Nebraska Storm Stories.”
The exhibit will be on display at The Durham Museum beginning May 29, 2010, and will remain open through Aug. 29, 2010.
“Nebraska Storm Stories” will be on display alongside a traveling exhibit, “Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters,” created by Chicago’s Field Museum.
Additionally, submissions will be considered for publication in Nebraska Life Magazine as part of upcoming feature stories on the two natural disasters and the people who experienced them first-hand.
Story, photograph and artifact submissions are encouraged from any Nebraskans with first-person accounts of these natural disasters. Stories submissions can be informal (letters or emails are preferred) and should provide an account of what happened to an individual during the flood or tornado and how the experience affected his or her life.
Nebraska Life Magazine Editor and Publisher Christopher Amundson said, “While stories and photographs will make up a large portion of The Durham Museum’s exhibit and the Nebraska Life Magazine stories, we are also particularly interested in learning about artifacts related to the two events.
Such artifacts could be anything from postcards and newspaper clippings to an antique tea set or wedding gown that miraculously made it through one of the events unharmed.
Stories, photographs and information about artifacts from either of the two events can be mailed to Nebraska Life Magazine, Attention: Nebraska Storm Stories, PO Box 819, Norfolk, NE 68702 or emailed to
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 1, 2010.