Celebrity Lecture Speaker Shares Survival Story of WTC Escape with Guide Dog
On September 6 at 7 PM, 9/11 survivor, Michael Hingson, who has been blind since birth, recalls what happened when he was sitting at his desk in Tower One of the World Trade Center when it was attacked. Through the chaos, Hingson and his guide dog made it down 78 flights of stairs to safety. Since that day, Hingson has devoted his life to teaching others how to embrace-life changing events through his inspiring lectures. RSVP for this free Celebrity Lecture at www.fortworthmuseum.org.
On Sunday, September 11, admission to the Museum’s exhibits will be free to all first responders, military and their families. A commemorative program is planned for 2 PM, featuring the Texas Boys’ Choir adjacent to the Museum’s 9/11 Tribute Exhibit. At the center of the 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 is an honor to be entrusted with this exhibit,” said Van A. Romans, Museum President. “It is a significant artifact, but also much more. Every day, people have free access to this exhibit and you see what effect it has on our guests. Every September 11th, it is even more profound. Memories of that day feel very real as people gather here to contemplate what happened at Ground Zero on that tragic day.” N-101 is installed in vertical orientation, just as it was positioned in the exterior structural frame of the North Tower immediately above the impact zone. The beam is one of the few recovered pieces from the attacks traced to an exact location within the tower. It was installed at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in 2011.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.