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First Responder Free Admission Day
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Holocaust Museum Houston will offer Houston-area first responders with valid ID and their immediate families free admission to its newest exhibit honoring emergency workers from noon to 5 p.m. additional Saturdays this winter. On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core when two jet airliners crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. In the wake of the chaos, New York-based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only way she knew how: she picked up her camera and took to the streets to try and capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her. At the same time, a young police captain in New York named Paul McCormack rushed to downtown Manhattan, and worked in the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero. During that time, McClean took thousands of photographs near Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods, working to capture the chaos engulfing the city, as well as the work of emergency workers, police officers, firefighters and others. Over the following 10 years, McClean and McCormack worked together to create “Ground Zero 360: Never Forget,” a stunning panoramic installation of photographic images, visuals and audio clips that provides a unique insight into the hearts and minds of New Yorkers in the days that followed the attacks. Their unique exhibit remains on view through Jan. 11, 2015. Houston-area first responders and their immediately families can take advantage of free admission on Dec. 20, 2014, and Jan. 3, 2015, courtesy of the M.D. Anderson Foundation. 

Morgan Family Center
December 20, 2014
6:00 — 8:00 pm
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