Disasters occur with sad regularity along the Gulf Coast. From the common like flash floods or rising bayous to major catastrophes like hurricanes and river floods, everyone who lives in southeast Texas has had to face a natural disaster of some kind. While nature may be out of mankind’s control, adapting to and planning for disasters can make a huge difference.
With that in mind, The W.H. Stark House is offering visitors a chance to learn, consider and discuss disaster preparedness and recovery for collections. Staff from the Stark House and Heritage House of Orange, Texas, will share advice about preparing for disasters as well as personal stories of disaster in the local community.
This program is offered in coordination with the special exhibition Collecting Conversations and will take place on the first floor of the adjacent Carriage House. Admission to this event is free.
Tours of the second floor of the Carriage House, as well as The W.H. Stark House, will follow regular admission fees.