The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, along with the support and participation of community leaders and the City of Fort Worth, will host a free public ceremony on the morning of September 11, 2011 “ the 10th anniversary 9/11 attacks — to pay tribute to the first responders, to those who lost their lives, and to the enduring American spirit. After the free community event, the Museum will open a new exhibit, titled 9/11 Tribute, featuring the largest artifact in Texas from the World Trade Center. Guests will be able to view the beam, the full-faÃ§ade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) located two stories above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower.
She Is Dallas Info: The free public 9/11 tribute will start promptly at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 on the Western Heritage Plaza, outdoors at the front entry to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, located at(1600 Gendy Street in Fort Worth. The event will end at 9:28 a.m. CST, the time when the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. The public is encouraged to come early. Limited free parking will be available from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the south lot at the northeast corner of Harley Street and Montgomery Street, entrance on Harley Street directly south of the Museum. Free parking will also be available in the University of North Texas Health Science Center parking garage on Camp Bowie. Paid city parking is available in the Western Heritage Garage, Harley Street parking lot and the Will Rogers parking lots. In the event of rain, the tribute will continue as planned, unless there are severe weather conditions. You can follow the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Facebook or Twitter.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History received the beam in February of this year. It was delivered to the museum by BNSF Logistics for free. The beam weighs approximately 6,500 pounds and measures 36 feet high by 6 feet wide by 3 feet thick. It is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been able to trace to its exact location within the tower. Officially known as WTC 1, Column 133, floors 100-103 NIST Steel # N-101, Impact Steel by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it is now simply referred to as N-101.
After the tribute, visitors can visit the new 9/11 exhibit in the Museum atrium free of charge. The exhibit will tell stories of Fort Worthians who were inspired to do more for their community and their nation after the tragic events of 9/11. The exhibition, titled 9/11 Tribute, will be on display through November 6, 2011, then moved outside for permanent installation near the Museum's main entrance.
The Museum is deeply honored that we will be able to provide the community with a tribute site that pays homage to 9/11, the people who perished in the attacks, and the brave men and women who served as first responders on that tragic day, said Museum President Van A. Romans. As a history museum, ours is an appropriate venue for such an important American artifact, and we are delighted to make it possible for our guests to have access to it.