Smithsonian National Museum of American History To Host September 11th Exhibit


Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress declared the Smithsonian the official repository for materials related to the tragedy, so that they could be permanently preserved. Now, from September 3 to September 11, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History will be displaying some of the items. The New York Post reports that the exhibit will include “airplane fragments, objects from Pentagon offices, and a door from a crushed New York fire truck.” Objects will be displayed on tables instead of in traditional glass cases to make the exhibit more personal and intimate. The museum will also host a forum on July 26 addressing “The Public Memory of September 11,” featuring presentations from the directors of the memorials in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. [NYP]