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New Exhibit Pays Tribute To America

For Release: November 9, 2002
College Station, TX - On Saturday, November 9, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will open a new exhibit that focuses on both the heroic efforts of rescue workers and the worldwide outpouring of sympathy that followed the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Entitled After 9/11: Messages from the World and Images of Ground Zero, the exhibit captures the compassion so eagerly expressed by people across the globe as well as the spirit that was generated by a seemingly renewed America. The exhibit is organized by the United States Diplomacy Center, United States Department of State in collaboration with The Museum of the City of New York.

"The events of September 11 shook the world," says Museum Curator Patricia Burchfield. "This exhibit reveals the complex and delicate recovery process and the efforts of those who helped to revive the spirit of New York City and America as a whole."

Included in the collection are photographic images of the rescue and cleanup efforts, newspaper and magazine articles documenting the aftermath, personalized messages, letters and drawings from individuals all over the world, and much more. After 9/11 will be on display in the Museum's Fidelity Gallery, where it will remain until April 13, 2003.

Museum hours are Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, $3.50 for senior citizens 62+ and groups of 20 or more with reservations. Texas A&M and Blinn students as well as children 16 and under are always FREE. For more information call 260-9552.

The After 9/11 exhibition will complement the Remembering September 11th display, which is currently on exhibit in the Museum's Ansary Gallery and features original art created in direct response to the September 11th attacks on America. The Bush Museum is the only place that will feature both exhibits.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091