September 11: Bearing Witness to History

Bearing Witness to History

On September 11, 2002, the museum opened an exhibition to commemorate the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. September 11: Bearing Witness to History presented a compelling selection of objects, images, and personal stories from that unforgettable day. The exhibition closed at the museum on July 6, 2003. During its ten-month run, it attracted over a million visitors from across the nation and around the world. Thousands of stories were collected and added to the September 11 Digital Archive.

10th Anniversary

If you're looking for events and resources related to the 10th anniversary display (2011), please visit September 11: Remembrance and Reflection

Online Resources

Learn about the museum's ongoing efforts to document the September 11 attacks and their aftermath, or see our collection of related artifacts.

The original companion website to September 11: Bearing Witness to History was retired in 2021 due to incompatibility with current web standards. A view of the previous home page can be seen below. 

Screenshot of the former September 11 website
This screenshot captures the home page of the former September 11 website.