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Just in time for hurricane season, a lecture on the history of some of the biggest storms in South Florida.
HistoryMiami Museum will look back on those disasters with a discussion led by local historian Dr. Paul George at 7 p.m. July 20 at the museum, 101 W. Flagler. St., Miami.
George will talk about Hurricane Andrew and the devastating storms from 1926. He also chronicle each step of the storm, from preparation and strike to the aftermath and recovery.
“Greater Miami’s subtropical location has set it apart from other areas of the U.S., while placing it in the path of destructive hurricanes, which have challenged its mettle,’’ said George in a release. “At no time was the city and the county’s resiliency on better display than in the aftermath of the killer storms of 1926 and Andrew…”
Last month, the museum opened “Hurricane Andrew: 25 Years Later.” The 5,000-square-foot exhibit was curated by Bryan Norcross, the meteorologist best known for his 23-hour weather coverage on former WTVJ-Ch. 4.
The exhibit, which runs through January, features plexiglass screens that hang in a circular formation to represent hurricane feeder bands. Displayed on the screens: images of the formation of the hurricane and its path, news footage with Norcross and others, as well as photos and interviews with 18 people who survived the disaster.
George’s lecture is $20 and free for museum members. Refreshments will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. before the event.
For more information, visit historymiami.org or call 305-375-1492.