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Kilgore Library participating in 9/11 memorial and education exhibition

Kilgore Library participating in 9/11 memorial and education exhibition

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YORK – Kilgore Memorial Library Director Deb Robertson has announced the library’s participation in “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World,” a downloadable educational exhibition that 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, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s permanent collection. 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.

“Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events,” organizers said in a press release. “Whether by volunteering in our local communities, serving our nation in the military, caring for the sick, or through other efforts, all of us can help build the world in which we want to live. As we witness history unfolding in our own time, the ways we choose to respond — both large and small — can demonstrate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.”

This 9/11 Memorial and Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration in observation of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

“During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial and Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.

Robertson says the exhibit will be on display in the Kent Bedient Gallery during September.

“We hope many community members will enjoy this educational display,” Robertson said.” If anyone would like to read more about this historic event, they can search the online catalog for 9/11 or ask the library staff working at the information desk for assistance locating any of these items.

The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

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