The Saratoga Springs City Center, the New York State Museum in Albany and the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam are among 30 locations across the state that will host special 9/11 exhibits in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The “New York Remembers” exhibits open Aug. 29 and continue through the end of September.
“We will have actual artifacts and pieces [from Ground Zero] on display in the lobby,” said Mark Baker, executive director of the Saratoga Springs City Center on Broadway. “We were contacted by the governor’s office to be a host site. We totally signed on to be a recipient of the 9/11 artifacts.”
The state is providing the artifacts in cooperation with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum being built at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan and the New York State Museum. Many of the artifacts going on exhibit have never been on display before, according to a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Such things as the trailer used by victims’ families visiting Ground Zero that includes photos and messages, damaged emergency vehicles and airplane landing gear and engine parts, will be on display at the 30 locations across the state.
A special ceremony will be held at all the locations on Sunday, Sept. 11. Baker said a satellite or Internet feed, probably from ground zero, is part of the special event.
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