Exhibiting and Preserving History

Posted on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

On November 17th, 2010, Mark Schaming, Director of Exhibits and Programs at The New York State Museum, invited us to tour their 9/11 exhibit, World Trade Center – Rescue Recovery Response, and learn about how it was put together.  It includes many pieces of WTC Steel as well as other artifacts.

He has been working since 9/11 to catalog and preserve relics of this tragic historic event for both the NIST investigation and future generations.

Screen shots from the documentary, The Art of Memories, currently in production:

Associate NY State Museum Exhibit Planner, Carrie Bernardi still gets choked up when she discusses putting the 9/11 Museum together and her time at Fresh Kills Landfill immediately after the attack in 2001.


WTC Steel on exhibit at the NY State Museum.


Detail of some of the mangled WTC Steel.


The NY State Museum 9/11 Exhibit explains the construction and use of the steel in the WTC.


Many crosses where cut out of the steel at Ground Zero.


A burned out rescue vehicle from 9/11 sits in front of an image of the steel that became so symbolic of Ground Zero.


Artifacts such as this fire extinguisher tell a gruesome story.


An American flag from Ground Zero hangs high above the exhibit, torn but intact.


Mark Schaming leaves work at the NY State Museum after a particularly long and grueling day.



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