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History Explorer: Hurricane Katrina and Collecting from a Disaster

August 22, 2011

Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States. In her wake, a team of curators from the museum set out to collect objects that captured the history of the moment and what it meant to the country. Listen to the late curator David Shayt discuss how and what the museum collected in the immediate aftermath of the devastating storm.

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