This Saturday marks the 53rd anniversary of the tornado that devastated Charles City and killed 13 residents.
The Floyd County Museum chronicles the May 15th, 1968 events, but they have condensed what was two exhibits into one while also shedding light on other tornadoes that have impacted the town. Museum Executive Director Jennifer Thiele says they still feature artifacts that tell the story of Charles City’s most infamous weather event.
Thiele says they’ve also recently fixed their kiosk that plays audio associated with the destructive storm including portions of KCHA broadcasts during the tornado and its aftermath. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.