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Video Camera Captured Critical Moments of 9/11

Gedeon Naudet used this video camera to capture critical moments, such as the first plane crashing into the North Tower, on camera. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Gedeon Naudet used this video camera to capture critical moments, such as the first plane crashing into the North Tower, on camera. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

Gedeon Naudet used the video camera to capture critical moments, such as the first plane crashing into the North Tower, on camera.  Read more »

Docent Highlights Compassion, Commemoration at Museum

Maria Jaffe, a participant in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's docent program, gives a tour to museum visitors. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Maria Jaffe, a participant in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's docent program, gives a tour to museum visitors. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

For 9/11 Memorial Museum docent Maria Jaffe, volunteering is her way of honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11.  Read more »

Flashlight Symbolizes Survivors’ Journey to Safety

This flashlight serves as a momento of the survival of two employees at the World Trade Center on 9/11. (Photo: Deena Farrell) This flashlight serves as a momento of the survival of two employees at the World Trade Center on 9/11. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

The artifact serves as a momento of the survival of two employees at the World Trade Center on 9/11.  Read more »

Museum, Google Partner to Launch Installation Honoring Veterans

The 9/11 Memorial Museum and Google partnered to launch an interactive installation. (Photo: Jordan Friedman) The 9/11 Memorial Museum and Google partnered to launch an interactive installation. (Photo: Jordan Friedman)

To honor the veterans who fought for our country overseas in the weeks and months after Sept. 11, 2001, the 9/11 Memorial Museum partnered with Google to launch a one-of-a-kind installation, now available in the museum’s Foundation Hall as part of the Salute to Service program.  Read more »

Students Volunteer to Clean Up Memorial Plaza

Students from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn volunteered to clean up the memorial plaza on Oct. 25. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Students from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn volunteered to clean up the memorial plaza on Oct. 25. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Thirteen students from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, along with two from Millennium High School in lower Manhattan, volunteered their time on Saturday morning cleaning up the 9/11 Memorial plaza.  Read more »

‘Salute to Service’ Events, Programs Will Honor U.S. Veterans

This year's Salute to Service will include a variety of events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher) This year's Salute to Service will include a variety of events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

You can join the 9/11 Memorial in honoring our nation’s veterans during a five-day Salute to Service from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The institution will host a series of events and programs for veterans, their families and the visiting public.  Read more »

CBS’ Jim Axelrod’s Visit to Museum Brings Perspective to His Life, Career

Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff) Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff)

CBS News Reporter Jim Axelrod, who coined the term "Ground Zero" as it relates to 9/11, reflects on that tragic day.  Read more »

Local Couple Volunteers to Remember 9/11

Ellen and Doug Burns volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Ellen and Doug Burns volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

To pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that tragic day, the husband-and-wife team now volunteer their time at the museum: Ellen, as a docent, and Doug, as a visitor services volunteer.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Launches Tumblr Blog

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has launched a blog on the social platform Tumblr. The 9/11 Memorial Museum has launched a blog on the social platform Tumblr.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has launched a a blog on the social platform Tumblr.  Read more »

Stories & Art Offers Activities for Children, Parents

A child and parent pet Chance, a comfort canine, at the first Stories & Art session on October 18. (Photo: Noaa Stoler) A child and parent pet Chance, a comfort canine, at the first Stories & Art session on October 18. (Photo: Noaa Stoler)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is launching Stories & Art, a new program for children ages four through 10 and their parents or guardians.  Read more »