One month after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the New-York Historical Society committed its resources to a collecting initiative and exhibition program documenting the terrorist attacks. The program was initiated by a great historian, my predecessor, Kenneth T. Jackson.
Ken recognized the tragedy of the day keenly, but saw also the need to collect and preserve so that future generations would understand what September 11 meant, for our city, our nation, our history. It is because of Ken’s work that our 10th anniversary exhibition Remembering 9/11 is able to document New York’s, and the nation’s, resilience along with the selfless acts of heroism not only at the World Trade Center but also at the Pentagon and Shanksville.
I want to extend deep thanks to the exhibition’s enormously talented curator Dr. Marilyn Kushner, and to our extraordinary Trustee Bernard Schwartz, whose support and encouragement has made Remembering 9/11 possible.
Through the sponsorship of L&L Holding Company, we have been able to offer a special installation of photographs from the Here is New York Collection at 195 Broadway across from the World Trade Center site. My hope is that together with Remembering 9/11 in New-York Historical’s Central Park West home, here is new york @ 195 Broadway offers a place to reflect on the events of September 11 and the days that followed, and to remember those who lost their lives.
With all best wishes,
Louise Mirrer, Ph.D.
President and CEO