WTC RECOVERY exhibition now in Mobile AL
“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.”
from Julius Caesar
Against a wall of the gallery the display case holds an empty fireman’s boot, mutilated and still coated with dust from that day. Another case contains the remnants of an air-tank harness; a few yards away sits the twisted body of a Yamaha motorcycle, warped by the violent forces unleashed on Sept. 11, 2001.
A visitor to the ground-floor gallery at the Museum of Mobile can’t really avoid reminders of that horrifying day when terrorists hijacked two passenger planes and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
Americans recall the sickening smoke plume that scarred the blue sky of that otherwise gorgeous autumn morning; in the aftermath was a mountain of rubble, debris and shattered lives — and vivid images that, after a decade, still evoke horror and outrage.
The Museum of Mobile is the first venue for this exhibit, which opened Sept. 11 and includes 50 photographs, 56 recovered artifacts and interpretive text panels. Artifacts come from the New York State Museum’s collection of objects, art, oral histories and memorial material obtained from Ground Zero and the Fresh Kills Landfill.
MUSEUM of MOBILE: ‘RECOVERY’
WHAT: “Recovery: The World Trade Center Recovery Operation”
WHEN: Sept. 11 through Dec. 2
WHERE: Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal St., downtown Mobile
HOURS: Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11; regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $ students; free admission the first Sunday of each month
INFO: 251-208-7569 or www.museumofmobile.com
NOTE: Traveling exhibition by the New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y., documents the recovery effort to locate human remains, personal objects and material evidence from terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. MoM is the first venue for this exhibit that includes 50 photographs, 56 recovered artifacts and interpretive text panels. Artifacts come from the New York State Museum’s collection of objects, art, oral histories and memorial material obtained from Ground Zero and the Fresh Kills Landfill.