Jesse Smith Library to host 9/11 memorial & poster exhibition


BURRILLVILLE – The Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library has announced participation in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.

Told across 14 posters, the exhibit includes photographs and images of artifacts from the museum’s collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.

“Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events,” noted a release. “This exhibition, curated by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.”

The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.  

The poster exhibition will be on display in the concourse of the library from September 1-30.

There will be a separate 9/11 exhibit in the Gonyea glass case in the concourse featuring both local and national photos and newspaper articles.

“We are honored to be able to pay tribute to the victims and honor those whose survived,” the release noted.

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