FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       April 8, 2021



Melissa Ziobro, Guest Curator








FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) has announced plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Proposed exhibits and related programs will serve to honor the members of the Monmouth County community who lost their lives that day. In addition, the project will pay 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.


An exhibit will be staged at the Taylor-Butler House in Middletown, an MCHA historic home built in 1853, from September 11, 2021 through October 2021. Additional details will be forthcoming.


As part of this commemorative effort, the Association is embarking on an open-ended effort to gather oral histories, documents, and ephemera.  MCHA is inviting members of the community to share their unique reminiscences of how this day impacted them in ways both big and small. 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, please reach out to Guest Curator Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University (mziobro@monmouth.edu) or Linda W. Bricker, President, MCHA Board of Trustees (lwbricker@monmouthhistory.org).


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 & Museum


About Monmouth County Historical Association

While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the work of public history sites across the nation, the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA), headquartered in Freehold, has continued its mission initiated in 1898, to preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all.

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