The Museum of South Texas History is seeking donations on photographs, videos, etc., of Hurricane Hanna. These donations would be added to the museum’s collections.
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EDINBURG, Texas — When Hurricane Hanna hit the Rio Grande Valley in July 2020, it was the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas since Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The storm hit a region that was already struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, which magnified the impact.
More than 190,000 residents in the RGV were left without power, some for extended periods of time. With flooding, fallen trees, power outages and other damages, there are those that are still trying to recover.
The Museum of South Texas History is asking for the public to share their experience. Photos and videos of the storm and its effects, insurance claims, screenshots of text messages checking on family and friends; these are all items that can be added to the museum’s collection.
About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003, following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call +1-956-383-6911.