Lincoln Heritage Museum Opens New
Exhibits Honoring September 11
“Always Remember: Commemorating 9/11 After
20 Years” Featured
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[September 17, 2021]
The Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College has a
new special exhibit scheduled to open September 11 titled, Always
Remember: Commemorating 9/11 After 20 Years.
exhibit features a piece of steel beam from Tower 1 of the World
Trade Center, an American Airlines flight attendant uniform worn in
New York City on September 11, items given to victims’ families, and
Lincoln Heritage Museum partnered with the Lincoln Arts Institute to
create a collaborative, community memorial painting that will also
be on display. Children participated in the creation of the
commemorative painting during the Balloons Over 66 Festival August
Free admission to Lincoln Heritage Museum is offered on September 11
and September 20-25, 2021.
“The exhibit is unique because it provides a local perspective on a
national tragedy,” said Olivia Partlow, Director of Lincoln Heritage
Prior to the Lincoln Heritage Museum’s public opening of its new
exhibit at 1:00 p.m., a private ceremony will be held to commemorate
the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The
invitation-only event will host first responders and veteran’s
organizations from the Logan County community.
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"Although I hoped to be able to invite the public to our
commemoration, COVID changed our plans. I'm so glad that we were still able to
do something special for the first responders and veterans in our community,"
Local veteran, Michelle Ramlow, is set to speak about her experience at the
Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Lincoln College alum, Tom Gilbertson ’69, will
also share his experience working at the World Trade Center in New York City
during the terrorist attacks.
The exhibit will continue to be open to the public until the end of December
2021. The exhibit is sponsored by the Marine Corps League- Robert E. Graue Det.
#1336 and the VFW Post 1756 & VFW Post 1756 Auxiliary. For museum hours and any
additional information, contact the Lincoln Heritage Museum at (217) 735-7399 or
[Lauren D. Grenlund]