About the Show

How do you grasp the significance of an event as enormous as the terrorist attacks of 11 September, 2001? At the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, the key is to start small: a briefcase, a BlackBerry, a victim's sweatshirt, a hero's nametag. The programme evokes the extraordinary power of ordinary objects, simple things that tell personal stories, all recounted in the donors' own words.