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Tornado Survivors Record Stories

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:43:09 CST
By: IPR

The Peoria Riverfront Museum started collecting the stories of people who survived the November tornados. The museum was open last night to tornado survivors and others affected in Central Illinois. About 40 people turned out for the event, despite the brutal cold temperatures. Sam Gappmayer is the CEO of the facility. He says the event is part of a larger effort:

   
"This is a year long commitment we are making so we'll have many opportunities for people to come down and share their stories and to gather those and prepare for that exhibit we're going to launch in November of this year."

Gappmayer says people can also share their videos and pictures of the tornadoes or recovery. The exact details of the special one year anniversary exhibit the museum is planning are still unknown.   The memorabilia collected will become part of the Peoria Historical Society and shared with the Washington and Tazewell County Historical Societies.

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