Items pre­served from the memo­rial that grew around Copley Square in the days after the Boston Marathon bomb­ings will be dis­played at a free, public exhibit at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Tuesday, six months after the April 15 attacks.

The exhibit will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Snell Library at 360 Hunt­ington Ave. in Boston.

It will fea­ture the pre­served memo­rial items, on loan from the City of Boston Archives, as well as high­lights from the “Our Marathon” project, a crowd-​​sourced dig­ital archive of the Boston Marathon bomb­ings hosted by North­eastern online atwww​.marathon​.neu​.edu.

The uni­ver­sity calls its Our Marathon memo­rial web­site “the largest col­lec­tion of dig­ital con­tent related to the attack and the after­math in the city.”

The site, built from research by North­eastern fac­ulty and stu­dents, con­tains more than 3,000 sub­mitted items. There are: first-​​person accounts from vic­tims of the bomb­ings; cards and well-​​wishes given to patients at Boston Med­ical Center; photos from The One Run; as well as graphics and internet memes cre­ated by people from across the country.

At Tuesday’s exhibit, atten­dees will be able to submit written and oral sto­ries and reflec­tions to the archive.

Per­sonal sto­ries, photos, video, text, and audio can also be sub­mitted to the Our Marathon archive at any time by vis­iting www​.marathon​.neu​.edu/​s​h​are, or via social media using the hashtag #OurMarathon.

Read the article at →