September 11, 2001:

The Day That Changed the World

September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World will be on display at the Parchment Community Library through September 30 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.  Told across fourteen posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from New York City’s 9/11 Memorial & 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.

The exhibit was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.  Installation of the exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Parchment Community Library.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Parchment Community Library, or the Friends of the Parchment Community Library.

NEW YORK Twin Towers by local artist Murphy Darden, Sr. is also on display through September 30.

Murphy Darden created a detailed model of the World Trade Center complex in 2005 as a way to remember the buildings and the people as they were before the 9/11 attacks.  He says the model is a work of love, and he hopes that it will help the next generation to learn about the history of the towers.  We're grateful to Mr. Darden for loaning his model to the library as part of our commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Click HERE to watch a video of Mr. Darden speaking about NEW YORK Twin Towers.