WALL TOWNSHIP — On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, InfoAge will open its newest exhibition documenting the effects of the tragedy from a New Jersey perspective.
Robert Perricelli, the volunteer curator of the exhibit, worked for a year and a half on the dioramas, with Alex Credidio. The two hope the exhibit will act as not only a memorial, but also an educational tool on what is the worst tragedy to occur in their lifetimes.
“We addressed it from a New Jersey perspective, the New Jersey people who participated in it, but we didn’t leave out the New York folks,” Mr. Perricelli said. “We wanted to address what New Jersey did in that time frame.”
The exhibit aims to pay tribute to those who had lost their lives in the attack or who fell ill in its aftermath. Spotlighted in the exhibit will be New Jersey’s response to the attack. The opening will take place on the InfoAge campus, located on 2201 Marconi Road.
“I want people to view this as a memorial to the people who served, as a lesson, to not forget what happened,” Mr. Perricelli said. “It’s a learning exhibit so you could see what went on, how people responded.”
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, an opening invocation will be given by Bishop John Schol from the United Methodists of Greater NJ & Eastern PA, and special ribbon-cutting will take place afterward.
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