SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold
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"We sat down as a staff, almost like a family around the kitchen table..."
Peter Liebhold





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Jan Demczur, a window washer at the World Trade Center, used this brass Ettore Corp. squeegee handle...
This craft necklace with its four pendants—a graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...
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