SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

Browse Search About the Collection Curator Stories

See More Objects


Listen to Collection Stories

more on this object hear audio
read transcript
"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

hear audio
read transcript
"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
hear audio
read transcript
"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
David Shayt





Credits | Privacy Policy
©2002 National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....
The design of this poster, titled Rise Above, evokes the composition of the American flag with...
This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
New York State Trooper Rick Scranton and his search dog Theo used this equipment to find victims of the...