ALBANY — The New York State Museum added new artifacts to the “World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response” exhibition.
These artifacts help tell the stories of three survivors of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
“The objects in this exhibition — a pair of shoes, a cell phone, a stairway evacuation sign — resonate with the story of the thousands of survivors of the World Trade Center attacks,” said museum director Mark Schaming. “These voices and stories of these people have kept this tragic history alive on behalf of those who cannot. We are honored to share their words and these artifacts with the public, and hope visitors leave the exhibition with a deeper understanding of the continued impact of September 11th, 2001.”
There were between 16,000 and 18,000 people estimated to be inside the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Building security, first responders and civilians undertook one of the largest emergency evacuations in American history — an estimated 13,000 to 15,000 people successfully evacuated the towers.
A tour of the “World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response” exhibition will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, from 1 to 2 p.m., and again from 3 to 4 p.m.
The New York State Museum is located at the Empire State Plaza, 222 Madison Ave., in Albany. For more information, call 474-5877 or visit www.nysm.nysed.gov.