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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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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