The National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green is widely known primarily for its dedication to the Chevrolet Corvette, but for a limited time it is housing a special exhibit - “September 11, 2001 — A Global Moment”.
The 911 exhibit features items that came from the World Trade Center attack, the attack on the Pentagon and the from the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Penn., in which the passengers changed history by a simple, “let’s roll” statement. Its purpose is simply to ensure that this event and all involved are never forgotten.
Visitors to the exhibit are invited and encouraged to leave behind items such as flowers, letters, and/or other tokens of sympathy or appreciation at the remembrance fence.
Among the items being shown is a portion of the memory wall from New York, a Jeep that David Lynn and his K-9 Sirrius from the Port Authority once used, and a small section of the Pentagon wall. Also on display is firefighting equipment including nozzles and oxygen tanks embedded with concrete, along with personal effects from people that worked in the World Trade Center and passengers on Flights 93, 77, 11 and 175.
“September 11, 2001 — A Global Moment” is located in a large room usually reserved for Corvette owners to display their cars. The cars are routinely rotated every three months and new ones are displayed. Currently, however, the room is dedicated to the 911 exhibit.
The exhibit, which began on Aug. 4, will continue through Oct. 28. Tickets to the museum are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for youth (6-16), and free for children age six and under. Family admission (living in same household) is $25, and active military personnel get in free. Various discounts as well as coupons through the Bowling Green Visitor Centers and rest areas along the Interstate are available. Group rates are offered for 15 or more people.
For most, the museum in Bowling Green can be reached from the Tri-state area with one tank of gas.
For more information about the exhibit or the museum visit the NCM website at www.corvettemuseum.org.