In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the Main Library will display a poster exhibition, September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, in its first floor gallery. This educational exhibition presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, it includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection in New York City. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
The poster exhibition can also be viewed online.
For those who want to learn more, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers an online primer for educators and learners, separated into six modules: Events of 9/11, Antecedents of 9/11, The History of the World Trade Center, Solidarity After 9/11, Memorializing 9/11, and Repercussions of 9/11. Each module contains suggested reading, videos, lesson plans, and more for all ages.