Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm

Tales of resilience and recovery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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Over five days in August 2017, Hurricane Harvey battered long-standing communities from Rockport and Port Lavaca to Houston and Beaumont along the Texas coast before moving on to Louisiana. An estimated 13,000 Texans were rescued and another 30,000 displaced, with 81 recorded fatalities.

No force of nature is more powerful than Texans helping Texans. In the moments of heroism and selflessness witnessed again and again since the hurricane first made landfall, Harvey more than met his match. Greg Abbott, Texas Governor

For one month only, from November 10 through December 10, 2017, the Bullock Museum and Texas Monthly bring  poignant stories of resilience and support for each other before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Voices from the Storm reveals the human-ness of the crisis as men and women reached out to help their neighbors in a time of need. Stunning photographs and first person accounts of tragedy and rescue recorded on the ground during the worst of times reveal the best of the Texan spirit.


Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm was made possible through the generosity of Texas Monthly.

Additional support for this installation is provided by American Color Labs, Austin.

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.