watershed moments

Houston Flood Museum preserves history of city's greatest natural disasters

Houston Flood Museum preserves history of city's natural disasters

Hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston
The new museum will being accepting submissions next month.  Photo by Allen Henson

After devastating floods hit the Houston-area over the past three years, a number of groups around the city are partnering to create the Houston Flood Museum.

The project was funded by Houston Endowment and is based on a concept by Rice University assistant professor Lacy Johnson.

The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, the Houston Center for Photography, Houston Public Library, the Trust for Public Land, and others will be collecting photos, videos, audio, and anything related to flooding in the city to their website beginning in August.

The museum will commemorate Houston's biggest floods, including Hurricane Harvey, the Tax Day flood, Memorial Day flood, and most recently, the Independence Day flood.

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