SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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

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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold
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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt





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