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Tornado Anniversary – Call for Artifacts

On March 13, 1990, Hesston, KS and south-central Kansas were hit by a series of powerful and deadly tornadoes. For the 25 years since that storm, the Hesston community has rebuilt, grown and thrived.

March 13, 1990 - Buller Photo Collection Copyright. These items are made available for educational purposes only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited by law without prior written consent from the copyright holders.  The responsibility for the use of these materials rests exclusively with the user.As part of this important anniversary, the Hesston Public Library, with the assistance from the Kansas Humanities Council and the South Central Kansas Library System,  has digitized the photographs, personal reflections, letters, videos, and other documents collected by the library after the storm.  The digitized collection will be unveiled to the public in March.

CALL FOR ARTIFACTS:

The library has the capacity to add additional digital items to the website, without keeping the physical items.  If you are willing to share your photos or written remembrances, please bring your items (up to 10) to the Hesston Public Library.

Please note that:

  • You will be asked for permission to share a digital version of your item(s) with the public.
  • Your original items will be returned to you.
  • A maximum of 10 photos or written materials per person will be accepted
  • It will be at the Library’s discretion as to what will be digitized and what will not
  • No newspaper or newspaper articles will be accepted.

The Hesston Public Library is also seeking physical items that went through the tornado and have a story to tell.