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Oil museum presents ‘The Dust Bowl’ exhibit through Dec. 11

The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College presents “The Dust Bowl," an exhibit examining the trials and tribulations of the people living in the Great Plains during the Great Depression.

It features photos made during the 1930s from photographers working for the Farm Security Administration and images by Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel who re-photographed Dust Bowl survivors in the 1970s.

The Dust Bowl tells an eloquent tale of human fortitude through unforgettable images of strength and despair in the face of catastrophe, as well as contemporary photographs and survivor interviews by Ganzel.

The exhibit, which will run through Dec. 11, is organized by the Nebraska Council for the Humanities in collaboration with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to schedule a group tour, call the ETOM at (903) 983-8295 or visit

The exhibit is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

About Humanities Texas:

Humanities Texas, based in Austin, is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Its mission is to advance education through programs that improve the quality of classroom teaching, support libraries and museums and create opportunities for lifelong learning for all Texans. It supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at

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