New Madrid Bend of the Mississippi River. Foreground is the town of New Madrid, Missouri; background is part of Kentucky, cutoff from the rest of the state by the river. A wooded longitudinal bar (island) is situated in the middle of the river. This was the epicenter of North America's greatest recorded earthquakes, a series of magnitude 8 quakes that shook the eastern United States during the winter of 1811-1812. The Mississippi River flowed backwards for several hours after the biggest quake.

The Project

Mission Board of Directors
Objectives Advisory Board
President's Message "Need for a Museum"
Excerps from letters to the museum project