Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
[Excerpts from marker]
This 24,000 square foot Museum exhibit tells the story of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. You hear the explosion, see the devastation immediately following and learn from family members of those killed, survivors and rescue workers - in their own words - about the recovery and rebuilding.
Powerful video programs, moving oral histories, damaging artifacts and touching stories make the Memorial Museum an unforgettable experience.
• In the chapter entitled Chaos, large murals and damaged artifacts help visitors gain a sense of the moments just after the bombing.
• The Gallery of Honor recognizes each of the 168 people killed in the bombing. Artifacts, selected by their families, are displayed with a photograph of the person. The selected artifacts help visitors understand the life of the person lost.
• The final chapter, Hope, includes a mini-theater and 1,000 golden cranes among other symbols of hope and a challenge to each person who visits the Memorial Museum.
Listen to the Designers Tell the Story of the Memorial
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Erected by Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 North Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City OK 73102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Team 5 Requiem (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (a few steps from this marker); Survivor Tree (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Survivor Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Rescuer Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Record Building South Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma City Bombing Children's Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oklahoma City Bombing Responders' Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
Also see . . . Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. (Submitted on October 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Disasters • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.