Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) has announced plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to honor the members of the Monmouth County community who lost their lives that day.
The exhibit will be staged at the Taylor-Butler House in Middletown, an MCHA historic home built in 1853, from Saturday, Sept. 11 through October 2021. Additional details are still forthcoming, and the MCHA is gathering oral histories, documents and ephemera. They invite everyone to share their unique reminiscences of how this day impacted them. Material gathered will be included in the MCHA archives in Freehold to ensure perpetual remembrance. If you would like to share your stories or donate items to the MCHA archives, contact Guest Curator Melissa Ziobro, specialist professor of Public History at Monmouth University, by firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda W. Bricker, president of the MCHA Board of Trustees email@example.com.
MCHA is honored to have the following individuals serve on the 9/11 Commemoration Advisory Committee:
•Virginia S. Bauer –advocate, activist, trustee of National September 11th Memorial & Museum
•Lillian G. Burry –Monmouth County freeholder
•John Fabiano –executive director, Monmouth County Historical Commission
•Shaun Golden –Monmouth County sheriff
•Christine Giordan Hanlon –Monmouth County clerk
•Gail Hunton –chief of Acquisition and Design, Monmouth County Park System
•Anthony S. Perry –mayor of Middletown Township
•Amy Weinstein –senior oral historian, National September 11th Memorial & MuseumThe Monmouth County Historical Association has worked since 1898 to preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all.