Around the State, Exhibits Will Mark 9/11 Anniversary
By THOMAS KAPLAN
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (in blue tie) and others viewing artifacts from ground zero at the New York State Museum in Albany on Wednesday. ALBANY – Artifacts from ground zero will go on display at 30 sites around New York this month as part of a statewide effort that the Cuomo administration unveiled on Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The exhibitions, from Niagara Falls to Lake Placid to Rockville Centre, will open the week of Aug. 29 and run until the end of September. Titled “New York Remembers,” they will be open on Sept. 11 and will supplement the events planned in New York City around the anniversary of the attacks.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the details of the exhibitions at the New York State Museum, which opened an extensive permanent exhibit of Sept. 11 artifacts a year after the attacks and is organizing the statewide program in conjunction with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
“The entire state wants to participate, and that’s why this effort, I think, is going to be so constructive,” Mr. Cuomo said. He added, “I encourage all New Yorkers to come out and be part of it. The exhibits are well done, they’re instructive, and I think they’ll provoke a lot of feelings and a lot of thoughts.”
The governor, flanked by a towering steel column from the south tower of the World Trade Center and a piece of landing gear from one of the Boeing 767 aircraft that struck the towers, suggested that the anniversary of the attacks should be viewed not just as a time of remembrance, but also as a chance to...