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Central Park Benches Tell Stories, Remember Those Lost on 9/11

The inscription on the Central Park bench in memory of Brent Woodall. Photo courtesy of Erin Konstantinow. The inscription on the Central Park bench in memory of Brent Woodall. Photo courtesy of Erin Konstantinow.

A handful of benches in Central Park do more than provide a place to sit, they tell the stories of 9/11 victims.  Read more »

New on View: National Tribute Quilt Created in Response to 9/11

The National Tribute Quilt hangs in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Tribute Walk. Photo by Jin Lee. The National Tribute Quilt hangs in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Tribute Walk. Photo by Jin Lee.

The National Tribute Quilt is among the new installations in the museum’s Tribute Walk, an area for large-scale works of art created in the aftermath of 9/11.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe at the 9/11 Memorial with Alice Greenwald, 9/11 Memorial museum director. Photo by Jin Lee. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe at the 9/11 Memorial with Alice Greenwald, 9/11 Memorial museum director. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Veteran Finishes 5-Month Paddle Board Journey in NY

US Army combat veteran Josh Collins and 9/11 Memorial Museum staff member Heidi Hayden. Photo by Jin Lee. US Army combat veteran Josh Collins and 9/11 Memorial Museum staff member Heidi Hayden. Photo by Jin Lee.

After traveling five months on a paddleboard, combat veteran arrives on NY shore and is presented with a 9/11 Memorial flag.  Read more »

New on View: Soccer Jersey belonging to FDNY firefighter lost on 9/11

Home jersey for Argentina's national soccer team that belonged to firefighter Sergio Villanueva. Gift of the Villanueva family, in loving memory of Sergio Gabriel Villanueva. Home jersey for Argentina's national soccer team that belonged to firefighter Sergio Villanueva. Gift of the Villanueva family, in loving memory of Sergio Gabriel Villanueva.

Firefighter Sergio Villanueva was passionate about soccer. Now on view at the 9/11 Memorial Museum is his favorite jersey.  Read more »

Art Exhibit Dedicated to Michael Richards, Artist Killed on 9/11

Many of Richards’ works related to the concept of flight and can be seen in the LMCC Arts Center on Governor’s Island. Photo by Etienne Froussard. Many of Richards’ works related to the concept of flight and can be seen in the LMCC Arts Center on Governor’s Island. Photo by Etienne Froussard.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s summer exhibit features contemporary artist Michael Richards, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.  Read more »

Remembering the Only Photojournalist Lost on 9/11

William Biggart birthday rose at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff. William Biggart birthday rose at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff.

Photojournalist William Biggart rushed to document the disaster on 9/11 and was killed in the collapse of the North Tower. Today the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors him on his birthday.  Read more »

Final Large Ground Zero Artifacts Moved from JFK Hangar

Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation addressing a crowd during the ceremony at JFK. Photo Credit: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.  Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation addressing a crowd during the ceremony at JFK. Photo Credit: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

A ceremony was held at Kennedy International Airport as the three largest remaining artifacts from the Sept. 11 terror attacks were removed from Hangar 17.  Read more »

NYPD Officer Follows in Footsteps of Father Killed on 9/11

Joseph Vigiano's placement on the 9/11 Memorial. His name is next to his brother, John T. Vigiano II, who was also killed responding to 9/11. Joseph Vigiano's placement on the 9/11 Memorial. His name is next to his brother, John T. Vigiano II, who was also killed responding to 9/11.

A 23-year-old who lost both his father and uncle on 9/11 has become a NYPD officer.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Amy Weisser, senior vice president of exhibitions, oversees installation of new artifacts. Photo by Jin Lee.  Amy Weisser, senior vice president of exhibitions, oversees installation of new artifacts. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »