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.READ MORE: Temple University Students, Faculty Have Mixed Feelings About Returning To In-Person Learning
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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.
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