Clemens Center Selected as 9/11 Exhibit Location

Posted August 15, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum recently announced the locations for thirty "New York Remembers" exhibitions that are being organized as part of a statewide recognition of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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.

"Every community across New York felt the impact of the senseless acts of terrorism that claimed thousands of lives just one decade ago," Governor Cuomo said. "These exhibitions will give New Yorkers in towns, villages, and cities all across the state a gathering place to once again stand as one community to make sure we never forget those who lost their lives on September 11th and to embrace the spirit of unity that brought us together on that day of devastating tragedy."

Joe Daniels, President of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, said, "As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, people from all around the state, country, and world will reunite to remember how we were all affected by the attacks. We're grateful for the opportunity to help the State of New York tell the story of 9/11 through some of our authentic artifacts from the World Trade Center. This comprehensive statewide exhibition will give New Yorkers the chance to pay tribute to those killed on 9/11 and recognize the global outpouring of compassion we saw in the minutes, days, and weeks that followed."

All of the objects are being moved and installed with existing state resources, including resources from the Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Thruway Authority, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The locations of the exhibitions are either in a public building or space, or have been provided to the state at no cost.

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

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