"New York Remembers" Exhibitions Commemorate Tenth Anniversary Of September 11th

ONEONTA, 09/09/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today reminded New Yorkers that thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions are now open 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 locations statewide in this tenth anniversary memorial – we shall never forget.”

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 is open until the end of September with many hosting special memorials 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.

The following is a list of exhibition locations:
• Buffalo:  Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College
• Syracuse:  The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology
• Utica:  Mohawk Valley Community College
• Watertown:  Dulles State Office Building
• Binghamton:  Binghamton University
• Stony Brook:  Stony Brook University
• Jamestown:  Jamestown Municipal Building
• Niagara Falls:  Niagara Falls Conference Center
• Batavia:  City Hall
• Geneva:  Geneva Public Library
• Auburn:  Cayuga Community College
• Elmira:  Clemens Center
• Ithaca:  Rothschild Building at Ithaca Commons
• Plattsburgh:  City Hall
• Monticello:  Sullivan County Government Center
• Middletown:  SUNY Orange
• Poughkeepsie:  Dutchess Community College
• Saratoga Springs:  City Center
• Amsterdam:  Riverfront Center
• Suffern:  SUNY Rockland Community College
• Norwich:  Council of the Arts
• Oneonta:  Yager Museum of Art & Culture at Hartwick College
• Hudson:  FASNY Museum of Firefighting
• Lake Placid:  Lake Placid Convention Center
• Potsdam:  SUNY Potsdam
• Rochester:  Rochester Museum and Science Center
• White Plains:  White Plains Library
• Mahopac:  Mahopac Library
• Rockville Centre:  Recreation Center
• Albany:  State Museum/Empire State Plaza