Reflections and Memories from New Jersey
On view through
July 28, 2013
Main Building – First Floor East Gallery
“Missing: Fabian Soto,”
image courtesy of Donald Lokuta
On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as terrorists used commercial airplanes as weapons against the United States, killing 2,979 people, destroying the World Trade Center, and damaging the Pentagon in their brutal coordinated attack. On that fateful day, nearly 700 New Jerseyans - the second highest casualty toll after New York - perished at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Opening for the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Remember 9.11: Reflections and Memories from New Jersey explores the history of September 11 from the perspective of the people of the Garden State. Consisting of twisted steel beams from the fallen World Trade Center, images of the recovery, and personal stories from the survivors, the exhibition calls attention to the lasting impact of that fateful day on the collective memory of New Jerseyans, ensuring that we forever remember 9/11.