REMINDER: "Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath" Exhibit Open Through 11/11; Oral History Collection Ongoing

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The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks remains open through 11/11.

Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath honors the members of the Monmouth County community who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 and pays tribute to the strength and resiliency exhibited by the citizens of Monmouth County as they joined together to serve the nation, mourn, and heal in the tragedy’s aftermath.

The exhibit, guest-curated by Professor Melissa Ziobro of Monmouth University, is currently open at the Taylor-Butler House in Middletown, an MCHA historic house museum built in 1853. Admission is free. See hours and more here.

The exhibit is part of a tri-pronged effort led by MCHA to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks.  In addition to the exhibit, there is a short film produced by the Monmouth County Clerk's Office and a digital companion to the exhibit which contains, among other resources, an open-ended oral history project to continue to capture stories from members of the public who feel comfortable sharing their experiences for the historical record.

About Monmouth County Historical Association

Since its founding in 1898, the Association has enriched the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving its heritage for future generations.  It is the Association’s mission to preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all.  The largest history focused private non-profit organization in NJ, MCHA operates a Museum and Library & Archives at its headquarters in Freehold in addition to five historic house museums located throughout the county that help to tell the story of the founding of the country.  The Association brings history to life and engages thousands of residents, businesses and organizations in the community each year through its insightful and meaningful programs and exhibitions.