Boston bombing exhibit includes shoes, runner bibs


BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of items from the original memorial for marathon bombing victims are going on display at the Boston Public Library to mark the anniversary of the attacks.

The collection will include teddy bears, heartfelt signs, personal messages and 150 pairs of sneakers from the makeshift memorial that emerged at Copley Square shortly after the bombings. Running bibs, medals and numerous "Boston Strong" memorabilia are among the other items.

This exhibit is called "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial." It will run April 7 to May 11.

This memorial popped up near the finish line to commemorate the three people killed and more than 260 injured on April 15, 2013. A cross was also set up for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer shot three days later.

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