On display at Decatur Public Library until September 29, 2021

September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World is an 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. Told on posters, this exhibition includes 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. It is on display on the front wall as you enter the library.

When you visit:

  • Explore the poster exhibition & sign our guest book
  • Leave a post card with your memories or thoughts about 9/11/2001 to share with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • Children can do a “Dear Hero” postcard or a leaf for the Survivor Tree tribute display at Decatur Public Library.
  • Consider the online resources (links below) to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks

Online Resources

CLICK HERE for a timeline of events on September 11, 2001.

CLICK HERE for a secondary lesson plan which contains videos of first-person accounts of their experiences on 9/11/01.

CLICK HERE for a guide to talking to children about terrorism.

CLICK HERE for the 9/11 Primer, which provides foundational information about the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers, the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.

CLICK HERE to visit the virtual tribute wall.