SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt
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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote





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