Storm Stories: Path of Fury – Multi-media Exhibition

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On June First, 2011 several damaging, and in three cases, deadly, tornadoes cut a 40- mile swathe across western and central Massachusetts. Click on the map above for an interactive look at radio, television and newspaper stories, photos and videos about the tornadoes and their aftermath. Below you can find this week’s New England Public Radio stories on the tornados:

Storm Stories: Monson One Year Later

Storm Stories: Refugee Family Resettles Again

Also this week, the Springfield Museums opens “Storm Stories: Path of Fury,” a multi-media exhibition that looks back at the tornadoes – and forward to the continued recovery. On view from June 1 through October 28 at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History at the Quadrangle in Springfield, the exhibit was developed in collaboration with New England Public Radio, The Republican and MassLive, WGBY Public Television for Western New England, and WBUR Boston Public Radio
It includes audio interviews with area residents who lived through the storm, news photos of the damage, video footage documenting the event, and a large graphic display with photos showing the path of the F3 tornado. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to write down their own storm stories, and these recollections will be added to the museum archives. Admission is free on June First. 
The Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History is located at the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. Free onsite parking is available. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  
Storm Stories: Path of Fury is sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group.