2023: The Texas Collection Centennial Speaker Series presents: The Waco Tornado, 70 Years Later

The Calm, the Storm, the Aftermath

Join us for a discussion on the legacy, impact, and documented aftermath of the 1953 Waco tornado, one of the deadliest in U.S. history and a turning point in the development of downtown Waco.

Thursday, May 18
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mayborn Museum, Baylor University
Event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
The Panelists

Brady Taylor, KWTX Chief Meteorologist

Geoff Hunt, Audiovisual Curator at The Texas Collection, Baylor University

Eric Ames, Waco historian and author

Sylvia Hernandez, Archivist at The Texas Collection, moderator


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Related Media

Be sure to catch Brady Taylor's 70th anniversary documentary on the Waco Tornado, airing on KWTX at 6:00pm on May 11. 



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