'Puget Sound Museums Remember' Sept. 11

Nineteen local museums and cultural attractions – including the Washington State History Museum, Museum of Glass and Tacoma Art Museum – will be taking part in “Puget Sound Museums Remember,” on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002 to provide the Puget Sound community with public venues on the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.
The event is meant to offer places for contemplation, free expression and community spirit on this important anniversary.
In response to the American Association of Museum’s encouragement, cultural institutions have come together in acknowledging the anniversary of last Sept. 11., with nineteen local museums and attractions having formed a consortium to remember the tragic events of that day..
Participants in the Puget Sound Museums Remember consortium offer free admission all day on Wednesday, September 11 and extend their open public hours to 8 p.m. (Note: The Museum of Glass is not offering extended hours.)
Many of the participating institutions also offer special programming and activities throughout the weekend ending Sept. 15th. A schedule of these programs and events is forthcoming.
The goals of this cooperative recognition of last year’s terrorist attacks are simple: to provide the community with neutral venues for reflection and contemplation; to reassert the role of the museum as an active part of the reflective process and as an important champion of free expression and cross-cultural understanding; to invite families and individuals to recall Sept. 11th, their own loss, and the future of our community by visiting institutions that value cultural, personal, and expressive freedoms.
“Puget Sound Remembers” consortium participants include the following: Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Center on Contemporary Art,Experience Music Project, Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Kitsap County Historical Museum, Museum of History and Industry, Museum of Flight, Museum of Glass, Nordic Heritage Museum, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, The Seattle Children’s Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum and Wing Luke Asian Museum.
More information on “Puget Sound Museums Remember” will be printed as it becomes available.