PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The University of Penn Museum is commemorating the upcoming 10th anniversary of September 11th with a unique exhibit – opening today – of artifacts from ground zero.
“Excavating Ground Zero – Fragments of 9/11” holds 15 precious objects found in the rubble of the Twin Towers. Visitors badges, someone’s eyeglasses, a doll, pages out of a dictionary. Richard Hodges, the Williams director of the museum, says looking at ground zero through the personal items found there tells a different story about the events of that historic day.
“I’m sure you think of archaeology as treasure. But 99 percent of what it’s about are exactly those small parts that tell us a story about the past.
Visitors are invited to remember where they were that morning and to share their thoughts on a special wall. There are a number of programs connected with the exhibit, highlighted by special events on Sunday, September 11th.
Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio