Hartwick College To Host "New York Remembers" 9/11 Exhibition

James L. Seward

August 10, 2011

ONEONTA, 08/10/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today applauded Governor Cuomo’s decision to include Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture as a site of one of thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions statewide marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

“A decade has passed since the cowardly 9/11 attacks on America changed our lives forever,” said Senator Seward.  “Each and every community across our state felt the impact of that horrific day and in the days following the attacks, leaned on one another for support and compassion. I applaud Governor Cuomo for involving Oneonta and other locations statewide in this tenth anniversary memorial – we shall never forget.”

According to Governor Cuomo’s press release:

The exhibitions will give New Yorkers a place to remember the victims of September 11th and honor the countless heroes who came from all corners of the state to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts. The exhibitions will feature historical artifacts from the collections of the State Museum and National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Each location will open during the week of August 29th and continue until the end of September. All will be open on Sunday, September 11th.

Many of the artifacts being exhibited have never been seen by the public, including: the trailer used by families visiting Ground Zero that includes photographs and messages; damaged emergency vehicles and other vehicle parts; aluminum and glass from the buildings; religious "symbol steel" created by the workers at the site; and airplane fragments including landing gear and engine parts. The stories behind all the artifacts will be told as part of the exhibitions.

Other area exhibition sites include:

  • Norwich - Council of the Arts;
  • Ithaca - Rothschild Building at Ithaca Commons;
  • Syracuse - The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology;
  • Utica -  Mohawk Valley Community College;
  • Binghamton- Binghamton University;
  • Albany - State Museum/Empire State Plaza.