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Curator’s Choice: Witness to History Col. Paul Evanko’s 9/11 Field Notes

August 20 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Colonel Paul Evanko, head of the Pennsylvania State Police, raced to an emergency command center as soon as he heard that an airplane had hit the World Trade Center in Manhattan.  What he did not know is how he and his colleagues would be drawn into the attacks when the hijacked United Flight 93 crashed into a rural field in western Pennsylvania.  Years later, Colonel Evanko donated his original, handwritten field notes from that morning to the Pennsylvania State Archives.   Please join archivist Rich Saylor as he discusses these unique documents with State Museum Program Director, Bradley Smith.  Learn also about the forthcoming exhibit of the same title, opening on September 9, 2021, being jointly presented by the Pennsylvania State Archives and the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

This program will be presented live and live via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration free, but required.  To register to virtually attend the program click here.

If you plan to attend in person, this program is included with general admission.



August 20
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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