An exhibit examining the wide-ranging impact Superstorm Sandy has had on Hoboken since swamping the Mile Square City late last October will open this weekend at the Hoboken Historical Museum.
"Hoboken: One Year After Sandy, Lessons Learned about Preparedness, Resiliency and Community," which incorporates photos, videos, oral histories and scientific analyses to examine the storm's impact from multiple perspectives opens Saturday with a free reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibit takes a longitudinal look at Hoboken's history of flooding, from pre-Sandy times up to and through the storm and the city's subsequent recovery with a focus on what the city has learned from Sandy to improve its response to future flood events.
The display gives visitors a chance both to reflect on and learn from the storm, as well as the opportunity to tell their own stories, since guests are invited to add their own Sandy tales to the archives.
The exhibit, which will remain on display through July 6, 2014, has been funded by the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, the New Jersey Historical Commission, United Way of Hudson County, Robin Hood Foundation, Applied Companies, Bijou Properties, John Wiley & Sons, Rockefeller Development Group, Stevens Institute of Technology and individual donations from members and friends of the Hoboken Historical Museum.