At 1 PM, the Fort Worth Police Department will place a wreath at the 9/11 Tribute Exhibit in honor of those that lost their lives on 9/11. At 1:30 PM, the Museum’s halls that are normally filled with laughter will fall quiet to observe a moment of silence. Immediately following the moment of silence, Jonathan Walker-VanKuren will sing the Star-Spangled Banner. Walker-VanKuren is a Artist Diploma student and professional opera singer. His performance is sure to be a moving piece of music.
At the center of the 9/11 Tribute Exhibit is N-101, a full-façade panel that supported three floors (101-103) two stories above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The beam is comprised of three steel columns, bolted together, three stories tall and is the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. It arrived in Fort Worth in early 2011 and was installed two years later. It serves as a place for reflection for those who recall the attacks, and as a place of learning for those much younger.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.