We Haven’t Forgottten

A new exhibit and series of events look at the tragedy and meaning of 9/11

As we near the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001, the National Constitution Center is hosting a series of programs to reflect on our national tragedy. Anchoring the remembrances is Jonathan Hyman's photography exhibit “9/11: A Nation Remembers,” a collection of 100 images showcasing Americans' public displays of emotion in the aftermath of the attacks. Supplementing the exhibit are four discussions, as well as a public participation opportunity on the 11th, “We Remember,” which invites visitors to share their own stories of the day for an upcoming podcast.


As we near the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001, the National Constitution Center is hosting a series of programs to reflect on our national tragedy. Anchoring the remembrances is Jonathan Hyman's photography exhibit “9/11: A Nation Remembers,” a collection of 100 images showcasing Americans' public displays of emotion in the aftermath of the attacks. Supplementing the exhibit are four discussions, as well as a public participation opportunity on the 11th, “We Remember,” which invites visitors to share their own stories of the day for an upcoming podcast.

The full schedule:

September 8th: “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright discusses his new book. 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., free (reservations required).

September 8th: “Go Behind the Closed Doors of the 9/11 Commission.” Following the book discussion, Lawrence Wright leads a talk with commission co-chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton. 6:30 p.m., free (reservations required).

September 8th: Opening of “9/11: A Nation Remembers.” The photographic exhibit runs through January 1st, 2007. Free with regular museum admission.

September 11th: “We Remember.” The center invites the public to record and preserve their reflections of 9/11 as an oral history. Free (does not include museum admission).

October 10th: “The Other Battle: Wartime Civil Liberties.” Two constitutional law experts debate the tension between civil liberties and national security. 6:30 p.m., $15 non-members; $12 members; $6 students and K-12 teachers (reservations required).

November 14th: “An Inside Look at the White House Response to 9/11.” Former White House adviser John Yoo discusses his book “War by Other Means.” 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., $15 non-members; $12 members; $6 students and K-12 teachers (reservations required).

See the National Constitution Center's site for tickets and more information.