SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt

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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold





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