Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon

April 2nd, 2014

On April 7, Boston Public Library, MA, opens an exhibition Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial which features select items from the spontaneous remembrance that people created in the wake of that day's tragic events.

Dear BostonThe exhibition includes personal notes of condolence; signs and posters with messages of support and encouragement from towns all over Massachusetts and the world; items left by spectators, runners, and Marathon volunteers; declarations of hope and compassion; and 150 pairs of running shoes.

Dear Boston is part of a larger community arts effort titled #BostonBetter, where area museums, libraries and archives will host various programs associated with the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Marathon.