Tuesday, August 30, 2011

9/11 artifacts on display

Relics of one of America’s darkest days have gone on display at the Clemens Center in Elmira, where they will remain through the end of September.

The artifacts on display were all recovered from the rubble of the Twin Towers, both of which collapsed after being struck by airliners on Sept. 11, 2001. Each artifact is accompanied by a description and background narrative.

The artifacts:

• A door from a New York Police Department vehicle that was caught in the rubble.
• A piece of one of the Twin Towers.
• A piece of one of the airlines that struck the towers – either United Airlines Flight 175 for American Airlines Flight 11.
• Various keys recovered from the site.
• A piece of a revolver that was being stored in an evidence locker at the World Trade Center.
• A section of fire hose.

The exhibit is open to the public from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through the end of September. The Clemens Center will also be open Sept. 11, but the hours have not yet been announced.