SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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This collection of commemorative material includes two cased medallions and a lapel pin...
This boxed commemorative coin (issued earlier as recognition for a job well done) was recovered from...
Fire wardens in the World Trade Center were issued special hats to make them easily identified in an...
This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...