- 10th Anniversary
- collecting September 11
- objects on view: World Trade Center
- objects on view: Pentagon
- objects on view: Shanksville
- videos and documentary
- frequently asked questions
September 3-11, 2011
11am to 3pm
"9/11: Stories in Fragments" is a Smithsonian Channel documentary based on the Museum's September 11 collections and the stories they convey. The documentary features museum curators and donors speaking about the objects and giving the perspectives of victims, witnesses, ordinary people, and heroes from New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville. The documentary is scheduled to premiere on the Smithsonian Channel September 5 at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT.
Four airplanes. Nearly three-thousand victims. One unimaginable tragedy. The terrible events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten.
Navy physician David Tarantino rescued Pentagon employee Jerry Henson who was trapped in his office after a hijacked plane hit the Pentagon.
Lisa Lefler evacuated her office on the 103rd floor of the south tower when the first plane struck. Her briefcase was recovered in the debris days later.
9/11: Stories in Fragments:
From the Wreckage
Flight attendant Lorraine Bay's logbook was among the objects recovered from the wreckage of hijacked Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Photojournalist John Harrington talks about the rare Pentagon photographs that he donated to the Smithsonian.
Ten Years Later:
The Smithsonian Remembers September 11
Remarks by Marc Pachter, the museum's interim director, and curator Cedric Yeh about the Smithsonian's September 11 collections and the special display on view for only 9 days, September 3 through September 11, 2011.
These programs were displayed on kiosks during the 2002 Bearing Witness to History exhibition.