September 11, 2001: The Day the World Changed Display
Tuesday, September 7
12:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location: SHorewood Public Library
On September 11th, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes. Two of the planes were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, and a third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The Twin Towers ultimately collapsed because of the damage sustained from the impacts and the resulting fires. After learning about the other attacks, passengers on the fourth hijacked plane, Flight 93, fought back, and the plane was crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania about twenty minutes by air from Washington, D.C.
This educational exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum recounts the events of September 11, 2001 through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across fourteen posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. It's located on the west wall near the periodicals collection in the library, and it will be on display through Friday, November 12th.