Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11 - Bearing Witness to History

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the National Museum of American History is providing visitors with a close-up view of more than 50 objects recovered from the three sites attacked that fateful day—New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa.—as well as recent acquisitions that relate to how American lives have changed since then. The Museum's presentation will be an unusual blend of a public program and a simple display of artifacts—a display, not a full exhibition. For nine days only, the objects will be shown on open tables, without cases. The intent is to give visitors an intimate experience that will help make this historic day more real in their memories and stimulate them to reflect on its significance. --National Museum of American History.

The exhibit is soon to close but there is still time to see it if you are in the Washington, DC-area. The website is worth a visit even if you are not. Here is a link to educational resources about September 11, 2011.

(Sunflowers in Somerset County by Harry Hunt; his Somerset County Flight 93 flickr set)