September 11, The Day That Changed the World

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is honored to participate in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

New York skyline with the twin towers in view.

With 14 full-color posters on display, the events surrounding 9/11 are told using archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.

In addition to the posters, the library is encouraging community members to share their memories of 9/11 for an interactive digital display. Memories may be shared by completing an online form. Submissions shared with RHPL will be displayed on an overhead screen in the lobby for visitors to read. 

“It is a privilege to be a part of this national movement to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11,” said Juliane Morian, Library Director. “The exhibition and shared memories from the community help to highlight the lessons of that day not only with those who remember it but with a new generation as well.”

The library’s display runs from September 1 through September 30 during the regular open hours. 

Developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, this 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 Humanities or Rochester Hills Public Library.

About Rochester Media

Rochester Media publishes The Community Edge digital newsletter of recently posted articles from Rochester Media, a hyper-local news outlet covering all things in and around Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township. Send us you press releases and news happenings to

Speak Your Mind