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Remember 9/11 with the Penn Museum

September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02

Ground Zero

Penn Museum is offering several opportunities to reflect on the ten year anniversary of September 11, 2001. Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11 is a special display at the Penn Museum on view through November 6.  In conjunction with The National September 11 Memorial Museum, the exhibit displays objects excavated from Ground Zero by archaeologists and anthropologists in the months and years following the attacks, including eyeglasses, visitor passes and a computer keyboard.

Visitors may choose to post their own memories of that morning, or participate in an afternoon remembrance on September 11. 

In addition, Dr. David Brownlee, Shapiro-Weitzenhiffer Professor of History of Art at Penn, will deliver a lecture: Making a Monument: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Museum will host a free performance of “Cato: A Tragedy” by Joseph Addison featuring Reg E. Cathey. The performance will feature a theatrical reading of “Cato” as a catalyst for a town-hall style discussion about the overall impact of 9/11. Next month, on October 12 at 6 p.m., the Museum will present, From the Sacred to the Historical: Ten Years After September 11, 2001.  Admission to museum will be pay-what-you-want on September 11.  For more information, visit www.penn.museum/

Almanac - September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02