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UWF Historic Trust opens 9/11 exhibit ahead of 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks

An exhibit honoring victims lost and others impacted by the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display on the second floor of the Pensacola Museum of History.

The University of West Florida Historic Trust curated the exhibit, 9/11 Remembered, which runs through January 2022, with items on loan from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York and the History Museum of Mobile. The gallery includes a section of the i-beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, a helmet and other items worn by first responders who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Visitors can also view a video of newsreels from 20 years ago on projectors and a video from NAS Pensacola which features military members who responded to the 9/11 attacks. 

The exhibit also includes a space for visitors to tell their story. 

“We really wanted people to have an area to reflect on the events of that day, and how things have changed since that day,” said Jessie Cragg, curator of exhibits at UWF Historic Trust. “We created a place for people to fill out a card with their story. When the exhibit comes down, we’ll preserve these stories in an archive for future display or research opportunities.”

For more information on UWF’s Historic Trust, visit historicpensacola.org