Monday, November 1, 2010

New Madrid Related Museums

With the Bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes drawing close, I’ve been involved with visiting some local museums that have displays on the earthquakes.  One is located at Reelfoot Lake and the other at New Madrid Missouri.  Both are well run and visitor friendly places where you can learn about the earthquakes and other local history specific to both locations.  
The Reelfoot Museum is located at Reelfoot Lake State Park near Tiptonville Tennessee
The New Madrid Museum is located at New Madrid, Missouri and is located on the banks of the Mississippi river by the levee.  Its location is at the western edge of old New Madrid that washed into the river years ago.
A few weeks ago I was privileged to visit both of them for work on the New Madrid bicentennial and get reacquainted with them. When you have a chance during the Bicentennial visit both of them.