Due to the extreme popularity of the recent September 11th exhibit, the East Tennessee Historical Society has announced plans to create the nation’s first September 10th exhibit.
Exhibit organizers promise to showcase thousands of items that do not include the phrase ‘Pre 9-11.’ Although a commitment has not yet been received, the intention is to rent the exhibit to the Smithsonian Institution for use as a traveling exhibit.
Although exhibits are traditionally donated rather than rented to the Smithsonian, organizers are optimistic about the potential for creating a revenue source. Mike Schoenberg, curator, was excited to have the opportunity to speak about his project, “This exhibit is going to be completely unlike anything else, the Smithsonian would be crazy to pass on it. It’s almost impossible to find anything in the United States that doesn’t say ‘Pre 9-11’ or ‘Post 9-11.’ Without giving away many of the details, I can say that some of the exhibit items are very exciting and engaging. My personal favorite is the documented history of the Clinton administration, it includes absolutely no references to fighting terrorism and that is very refreshing.”
The exhibit is scheduled to open on 9/11/2005.