INDIA HOUSE HOSTS ôFORGED IN FIREö EXHIBIT
The India House of New York City will open an exhibit today to honor the Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims of the World Trade Center.
One of the centerpieces of the exhibit, “Forged in Fire,” is an anchor discovered during the construction of the World Trade Centers in 1967.
The anchor was kept at the World Trade Center complex. However, in 1999, it was moved to Peekskill, N.Y., for conservation by the National Maritime Historical Society.
The exhibit also includes paintings and prints, and historic commodities transported to New York by former clipper ships. One of the main portraits will be William Bayard, a prominent New York ship owner who lived from 1761 to 1826, and whose family owned the India House property.
The exhibit, which is open to the public, runs through Jan. 5.
The India House is a private club established in 1914 by members of American commerce and the shipping industry.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Margaret Stocker, curator for the exhibit, at (212) 269-2323 or by e-mail at MegStocker@aol.com, or through the India House’s Web-site: http:indiahouseclub.org.