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Post-9/11 photos, student artwork on display

September 09, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Photographs taken after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and artwork by Greencastle-Antrim High School students in response to the attacks will be part of the September open house exhibits at the Allison-Antrim Museum.

The museum will be open Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 in Somerset, Pa. Hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum also will be open Sept. 15 from noon to 3 p.m.

The focus of the exhibit is moments in time.

"Every painting, portrait or photograph is a visual snippet of time and history. Even the photographs taken today become history tomorrow. Visitors will discover what can be learned about history from the paintings, portraits and old photographs that are part of the museum's collections. There's much more than meets the eye when you look at a painting or photograph.

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"Clues in each painting or photograph can tell the viewer about the culture, society and economics of the time," the release said.

Visitors will use the analysis worksheet, developed and designed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration, to discover what a painting or photograph has to tell.

The worksheet was made available to teachers in Greencastle-Antrim School District last year.

Copies of Allison-Antrim Museum's photograph archives are the core of the lesson plans, which help students and teachers learn about local history.

Visitors to the open house will be given a sheet of paper with a photocopied picture frame. They will be able to research their family's history and draw a picture within the frame that depicts a scene or portrait that tells others about their family heritage.

Also on exhibit will be the Walter Washington paintings, Lechler portraits and photographs from the community's past.

The museum's Web site is www.greencastlemuseum.org. The phone number is 717-597-9010.

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