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117: The Boston Marathon Bombing

April 14, 2023- July 7, 2023

Boston Marathon Bombing Temporary Exhibit

On April 15, 2013, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brought terror to the world’s oldest annual marathon. The 117th Boston Marathon ended in tragedy as two homemade, pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line, sparking panic and fear among the gathered crowds. It was the first major terrorist attack on American soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Three individuals lost their lives and there were over 260 injuries, many of which required the amputation of limbs.

This temporary exhibit will look into the events that transpired on April 15, 2013, honor those who lost their lives, and reflect on the continued aftermath of the tragedy 10 years after that fateful spring day.

Highlighted Objects

  • 117th Boston Marathon Runner’s Medal
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Signed Sports Illustrated with Officers and Fallen Runner
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