New York Historical Society to premiere powerful, original exhibition commemorating the 6th anniversary of September 11. More than 1,300 remarkable photographs, oral histories and artifacts create a new remembrance of the World Trade Center Attacks.
Press Release—Here is New York: Remembering 9/11/01, a haunting new exhibition commemorating the sixth anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, featuring more than a thousand stirring photographs, together with a bold display of artifacts pulled from the rubble and hundreds of oral histories, opens Friday, August 31 and runs through January 1, 2008 at The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street).
Photograph taken by Christopher Hubble, Franconia, NH
Organized by staff curators, Marilyn S. Kushner and Stephen R. Edidin, Here is New York is the most comprehensive exhibition, to date, of images and objects from September 11. It is an emotional recollection brought to life via photos drawn from “The Here is New York Collection”—one of the largest photographic archives ever devoted to a single event—along with objects from the disaster, all now under the guardianship of the New-York Historical Society.
The 1,300 photos, last exhibited in New York in 2003, depict New Yorkers pulling together to help one another. Visitors will also see, mounted around and above them, the landing gear from American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, structural fragments from the towers and wreckage from the NY Fire Department’s Rescue Company #2 rig, among other iconic objects.
WHAT: “HERE IS NEW YORK: REMEMBERING 9/11/01”
WHEN: August 31, 2007 through January 1, 2008
WHERE: NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 170 CENTRAL PARK WEST AT 77TH STREET
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ADMISSION: Adults: $10; Teachers, Seniors: $7; Students: $6 Members and Children Under 12: Free
Directions: To get to The New-York Historical Society take B or C trains to 81st Street or M10 bus to 77th Street; M79 to 81st and CPW.
Photograph taken by Ken Hamilton, West Orange, NJ