PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

October 27, 2010

Museum seeks images to remember hurricanes past


The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — The end of Hurricane Season is upon us and Gulf Coast residents can breathe a sigh of relief. We weathered (pardon the pun) yet another season without a devastating storm. To mark this feat, the Museum of the Gulf Coast is planning a Hurricane Retrospective exhibition for the summer of 2011.

“This will be an exhibition inspired by the local community,” says Museum director Shannon Harris, “because it will be comprised completely of images from the public.” It has been five years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita blasted the Gulf Coast and two years since Hurricane Ike gave us a not so subtle reminder of our vulnerable coastal location.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is calling for digital images and video documenting recent hurricanes and their aftermath. Entries may be made by any resident of the southeast Texas/southwest Louisiana region including private citizens, businesses, and local media. Each entry is limited to three digital images and 10 minutes of digital video.

All materials must be submitted in digital format at least 300 dpi on flash drive or CD. Submissions will be deemed the property of the Museum of the Gulf Coast and will be added to the Museum’s permanent research archive. The submission deadline is March 1, 2011. The Museum will then choose select images and video for a temporary exhibition that will be on view June 12 – July 24, 2011.

All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Entry forms may be obtained at the Museum of the Gulf Coast located at 700 Procter Street in downtown Port Arthur or on the Museum’s website www.museumofthegulfcoast.org under the Museum News link.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is owned and operated by the Port Arthur Historical Society in partnership with Lamar State College - Port Arthur and the City of Port Arthur. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information about the Museum please visit or call (409) 982-7000.