Wall Clock

In a house being torn apart by hurricane winds, this clock stopped at 9:27. The eye of Katrina passed over the Gulf Coast at approximately 9:45 on the morning of Sunday, August 29, 2005. At 9:27, the eye wall's ferocious eastern wind bands were just reaching out for the seaside residential community of Waveland, Mississippi. Smithsonian collectors found the clock in a field. Nearby uprooted trees and leveled houses told the tale of what happened before and after this timepiece left the kitchen wall on which it once ticked.
Currently not on view
Object Name
clock, wall
Associated Date
Bulova Corp
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 12 in x 2 in; 35.56 cm x 30.48 cm x 5.08 cm
Place Made
United States: Mississippi, Waveland
United States: Mississippi
United States: Mississippi, Waveland
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Domestic Furnishings
Family & Social Life
National Treasures exhibit
Hurricane Katrina
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
Publication URL

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