To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the National Museum of American History is providing visitors with a close-up view of more than 50 objects recovered from the three sites attacked that fateful day -- New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa. -- as well as recent acquisitions that relate to how American lives have changed since then.

The Museum's presentation will be an unusual blend of a public program and a simple display of artifacts.

For nine days starting Sept. 3, the objects will be shown on open tables, without cases. The intent is to give visitors an intimate experience that will help make this historic day more real in their memories and stimulate them to reflect on its significance.

Click on start to see some of the objects recovered from the three sites.