Following the Joplin tornado in 2011, Drury students participated in ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Architecture Professor, Traci Sooter, headed a group of students to design and create a landscape feature as a tribute to the more than 100,000 volunteers who helped Joplin rebuild after the tornado. The video below shares the experiences of Drury students and their involvement in the project. Read more about this project at the Drury University Newsroom.
Butterfly Garden and Overlook Gallery
Volunteer Tribute Gallery
The Aftermath Gallery
A Project of Drury University
Stories of Joplin exists as a dedication to the survivors and families of the Joplin tornado that devastated Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011. Our mission is to provide a space of healing to the Joplin community by reflecting and explaining the Butterfly Garden and Overlook Project that is being built by the Drury University Architecture students.