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Fairfield Museum Honors September 11th

Fairfield Museum Honors September 11th

Image courtesy of Stephen Wilkes, copyright 2001

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th 2001, the Fairfield Museum and History Center is presenting excerpts from Connecticut Responds and Reflects, a free exhibition, which was developed by the Connecticut Historical Society. Because of its proximity to New York City, Connecticut was profoundly and intimately affected by the tragedy and this exhibition offers the public an opportunity to pause and reflect on this tragic day in America's history. 
Connecticut Responds and Reflects, a traveling exhibition, honors the state's first responders, social service agencies, and other businesses, organizations and individuals who took action and helped our community and nation recover.  Also on exhibit will be 12, never-before-seen, haunting photographs, taken by award-winning Westport photographer Stephen Wilkes. His images provide a lasting testament to that sad day in our nation's history and include Ground Zero, St. Paul's Church, ash-covered cars and police vehicles; walls of notes flowers and memorials and Brooklyn Engine Company 279, which lost 5 firefighters on that day.
According to Wilkes, the photographs are a testament to the horror of what 9/11 was, but the images also bridge the visceral with the spiritual, offering the viewer a sense of hope.
In conjunction with the Fairfield Museum's special Connecticut Responds exhibit, the Fairfield Clergy Association, Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, and Tent of Abraham welcome anyone to an interfaith observance on that Sunday at 3:00 p.m.   
Led by clergy from local Jewish, Christian and Muslim congregations, the service will honor the memory of those lost, as well as the shared bonds of faith and hope which draw us together as a community.   
Following the observance, anyone who wishes to share personal reflections of 9/11 and to listen to the voices of others may participate in listening circles at the Museum which will be facilitated by attending clergy.
For information call 203-259-1598 or visit their web site at

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