New book sheds light on 1965 Palm Sunday tornadoes

NOW: New book sheds light on 1965 Palm Sunday tornadoes

The Elkhart County Historical Museum will be hosting the Palm Sunday Tornado Book Premiere on Saturday May 14 at 1:00pm.

The book "The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana" by author Janis Thornton will be available for purchase at the event.

Thornton worked with staff at the Elkhart County Historical Museum in her research and images from the museum’s collection appear in the book.

“The book documents what happened throughout the entire state, but Elkhart County’s connection to that day is particularly important in our understanding of our community’s history,” said Curator of Education for the ECHM Patrick McGuire. 

The program will consist of a presentation by Thornton about the process in writing the book, followed by a question and answer section. After the program, attendees can purchase the book and get them signed.

The event will be free and open to the public.

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