SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote

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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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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
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