Galveston Library Collecting Residents' Memories of Hurricane Ike

Posted: November 18, 2008 in Uncategorized

From Star-Telegram.org:

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GALVESTON — The Rosenberg Library, Galveston County’s main public library, is collecting stories of Galveston residents who rode out Hurricane Ike on the island and those who fled. Librarians are preparing a history project called “Memories of Ike.” The library is closed because of damage caused by Ike.

On its Web site, library officials write that recording Hurricane Ike from the viewpoint of the everyday person offers a chance to understand the disaster from the “ground up.” The library also welcomes personal accounts of people who evacuated. The written information will eventually be available to researchers and authors.

Ike swamped the first floor of the library and destroyed some of the building’s internal systems. Information: www.rosenberg-library.org

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