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9/11 Anniversary Exhibit

The Genoa Public Library is excited to announce its participation in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the Worlda free educational exhibit 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, this exhibit includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's permanent 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.

The 9/11 exhibit will be on display inside the library from September 1st through the 30th and is available for viewing during library open hours:  

Monday - Thursday     10 am - 7 pm

Saturday                        10 am - 2 pm

*Sunday                         12 - 4 pm     *Starting September 12th

May contain: metropolis, city, urban, building, town, downtown, high rise, and office building

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 with intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events.  Whether by volunteering in our local communities, serving our nation in the military, caring for the sick, or through other efforts, all of us can help build the world in which we want to live.  As we witness history unfolding in our own time, the ways we choose to respond - both large and small - can demonstrate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.

This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibit reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The poster exhibit 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.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibit do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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