“A Day To Remember”: The Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11
Saturday, September 11 from 10:45 am to 5 pm: Free admission
Please join us for a day of remembrance on the 20th anniversary of September 11. In the Bickford Theatre, Sassona Norton, a sculptor who created a large 9/11 memorial will discuss her work and show the documentary “A Memorial Journey”. The Memorial was installed in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in memory of residents who were killed in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The documentary combines the emotions of the day with what it takes to produce an eighteen-feet-tall sculpture in bronze and steel. The presentation will end with a Q&A.
As New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum will present the Smithsonian Channel film, 911: Stories in Fragments. This film explores how we all grasp an event as enormous as September 11. In the film, these stories start small: A briefcase, a Blackberry, a victim’s sweatshirt, and a hero’s name tag. Simple objects that tell personal stories, recounted in the donors’ own words. These stories deserve to be remembered across decades and generations. By telling stories, we triumph over tragedy.
These free programs are open to the public with advance registration required. Museum admission is waived all day.
Bickford Theatre Program Schedule for Saturday, September 11, 2021
11 am: Artist Talk and film with Artist Sassona Norton (1 hour)
1 pm: 911: Stories in Fragments film screening (52 minutes)
3 pm: 911: Stories in Fragments film screening (52 minutes)
Note to visitors: RSVPs will be required for the 9/11 Theatre programs. Proof of vaccination and corresponding ID required for all patrons 12 and up. Masks required for all patrons.
The Museum will also limit theatre capacity to 50%.
Image Credit: Han Vu, 9-11 Memorial, Norristown, PA, 2005