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Inside look at Boston Public Library's Marathon memorial

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BOSTON (WHDH) - A new exhibit at the Boston Public Library will showcase some of the items left at the makeshift memorial at the finish line in Copley Square.
7News’ Nancy Chen got an inside look at the new exhibit “Dear Boston,” which is just a small sample of things left behind.

The objects fill 286 boxes. Most of them are housed at a Northborough Storage Facility as well as at the City Archives.

“It’s national and international. We have a badge here from Toronto, from Austin, from Somerville, from New York and from MIT,” said Marta Crilly, City Archivist.

The signs of support come from the running community, classrooms, hospitals and endless other places.

Crilly’s job is to provide a historical record of Boston that contains both the good and the tragedy.

“As an archivist, you're trained to document tragedies but you don't expect to be doing it in your own home or in your city,” she said. “It’s very important to document that, but we also think it's important to document what happened after the bombings.”

The exhibit opens Monday morning and will be open to the public until May 11.

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