view of New York City skyline with the twin towers
September 9, 2021

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offered libraries the opportunity to share the poster exhibition “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World.”

On display in the Main Library near the administration office, this educational exhibition presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacy of 9/11. 14 captivating posters feature archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. A digital version of the exhibition can be viewed here.

“During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.

The exhibit will be on display at the Main Library through September. You can also visit it at the Fargo Public Library.

This poster exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.