The Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunamis of 1964
This newest addition to the exhibits at ROVE features a touch-screen kiosk filled with video clips and activities centered around the theme of tsunamis and the damage caused throughout the State by the Good Friday Earthquake. Highlights include recorded oral histories by former and past residents of Valdez, Chenega Bay, and other areas; computer animation displaying the topography of Prince William Sound and its relationship to the local tsunami that affected Valdez; and interactive computer models demonstrating recent developments in geologic monitoring and public safety. The exhibit was developed through a partnership between Hilo, Hawaii’s Pacific Tsunami Museum and the State of Alaska. Several versions of the exhibit were distributed to coastal Alaskan communities, each with content customized to tell its own town’s story.