Mercer County College to Host 9/11 Panel Discussion
The event Thursday at MCCC is the first installment in a series of programs organized by the New Jersey State Museum to complement its exhibition, “9/11: Reflections and Memories from New Jersey,” currently on view at the museum in Trenton.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Mercer County Community College.
Mercer County Community College will host a panel discussion, “September 11 as Memory and History,” on Thursday, Sept. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the MCCC Conference Center on the college's campus at 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor Township.
The discussion is free and open to the public.
Among the speakers are Dr. Craig Coenen, professor of history at MCCC, who will discuss the historical context of 9/11; Mike Kelly, a journalist for The Record (Bergen County); and Scott Knowles, professor of history at Drexel University, who will discuss how 9/11 might be remembered in the year 2051.
A World Trade Center survivor and two New Jerseyans who lost family members in the attack will also present their stories.
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and have a dialogue with panelists following the discussion.
This partnership event with MCCC is the first installment in a series of programs organized by the New Jersey State Museum to complement its exhibition, “9/11: Reflections and Memories from New Jersey,” currently on extended view in the Museum’s main building in Trenton at 205 W. State St.
The exhibit is the first comprehensive exhibition to tell the story of September 11 from the New Jersey perspective, and will be on display through July 2013. In September 2012, new artifacts on loan from the National September 11 Memorial Museum along with recently produced videos/digital materials have been rotated into the exhibit. For more information, call 609-292-5420, or visit www.statemuseum.nj.gov.