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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"...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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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst





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This craft necklace with its four pendants—a graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...
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