Nine Eleven History Dot Net
A resource for historians, museums, archives, and other collecting institutions on preserving and interpreting the physical evidence of the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.
On October 4, 2001, over 80 history professionals representing more than 30 institutions gathered in New York City to discuss “The Role of the History Museum in a Time of Crisis.” All participants recognized the importance of preserving the materials that document the events and effects of September 11, but also acknowledged the challenge and enormity of the task. In an effort to record this event for future generations and to collect materials in ways that are both sensitive and appropriate, the participants called for a coordination of efforts and continued communication among collecting institutions.
This web site is the first step in continuing the process that began on October 4. Click above to see postings on the issues that history museums and public historians are facing in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. To make submissions to the web site, please send an e-mail to [email protected] For further information about e-mail discussions among museums and other collecting institutions, please send an e-mail to [email protected].