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Anchorage Museum opens new earthquake exhibit

By Lauren Maxwell 7:27 PM April 10, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The Anchorage Museum is getting set to open its big exhibit.

It’s called “Riskland: Remembering the 1964 Earthquake.”

The exhibit shows the damage and destruction from the quake that happened 50 years ago, but it also tells the story of the people who survived. Curator Greg Danner said there were positives that came from the earthquake, and the exhibit tries to highlight them as well.

“There was a real chance for Alaska to become better as a result,” Danner said. “I think that is one of the things we focused on, is that the people that survived the earthquake gave us the Alaska we have today.”

The exhibit will also examine the advances in science that came from the quake. Danner said it also emphasizes the need to prepare for another one.

The exhibit opens Friday morning. It will be up all summer and ends in midSeptember.

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