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Aug 31, 2021

MCHA To Present 9/11 Commemoration 

This year, the nation marks the somber 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) will commemorate that day and honor the members of the Monmouth County community who lost their lives as a result. The project also 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.

This moving exhibit will be staged at the Taylor-Butler House in Middletown from Saturday, Sept. 11 through mid-November. 

The exhibit was made up in large part by the donated oral histories, documents and ephemera of Monmouth County residents. Material gathered will be included in the MCHA archives in Freehold to ensure perpetual remembrance. If you are interested in sharing your stories or donating items to the MCHA archives, email Guest Curator Melissa Ziobro, specialist professor of public history at Monmouth University, at mziobro@monmouth.edu or email Linda W. Bricker, president of the MCHA Board of Trustees, at lbricker@monmouthhistory.org. 

The MCHA 9/11 Commemoration Advisory Committee includes:

• Virginia S. Bauer, advocate, activist and trustee of the National September 11th Memorial & Museum

• Lillian G. Burry, Monmouth County freeholder

• John Fabiano, executive director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission

• Shaun Golden, Monmouth County sheriff

• Christine Giordan Hanlon, Monmouth County clerk

• Gail Hunton, chief of acquisition and design for the Monmouth County Park System

• Anthony S. Perry, mayor of Middletown Township

• Amy Weinstein, senior oral historian for the National September 11th Memorial & Museum

The Monmouth County Historical Association, headquartered in Freehold, has continued its mission initiated in 1898, to preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all. To learn more, visit MonmouthHistory.org.