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UW library hosting 9/11 Memorial & Museum exhibit

New York City firefighters work near the area known as Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming’s Coe Library is hosting a 9/11 Memorial & Museum exhibit titled “September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World.”

The poster exhibit will be on display at UW through Friday, Decemeber 17, according to UW. It is located on the main level of the library across from the Coe Student Innovation Center.

“The exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact and examining its continuing significance,” UW says. “Told across 14 posters, the exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 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.”

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The 9/11 Memorial & Museum says that the exhibit “reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.”

“UW Libraries is honored to share this poster exhibition with the campus and Laramie community,” UW Libraries Assistant Dean of User Services Paula Martin said. “Sept. 11 is a solemn day in the memories of those who watched the events unfolding and who lost family and friends in the attacks. Many of our students were born and raised in a post-9/11 world, and this is an opportunity for our community to share memories and lessons with a new generation. It serves as a reminder to all of us about how our citizens came together to support each other and rebuild during one of our darkest times.”

Libraries and schools across the country are able to download the poster exhibition for free.

“To register to download the posters, go to www.911memorial.org,” UW said. “The exhibition has been made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.”