I was sad to learn that the Galveston 1900 Hurricane Museum was so affected by Hurricane Ike that it relocated and discontinued public exhibits in 2001. This theater and its 30-minute film and, more importantly, the bookstore in the lobby and the very well informed historian who sells you your ticket to the movie make up for the, I hope, temporary down-sizing of the museum. This movie is a fairly superficial examination of the catastrophic storm of 1900 that killed ~ 6,000-8,000 people, making it the deadliest natural disaster in US history. If you've read Isaac's Storm, you will not learn anything new, but the visuals (maps and photographs) are compelling, and the bookstore offers pretty much all of the major works about the storm and the reconstruction of Galveston. I'm very glad I went.
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