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Local College Student Gives Back to Her City

St. John’s University student Maggie Jacobsen at the 9/11 Memorial 5k in April. St. John’s University student Maggie Jacobsen at the 9/11 Memorial 5k in April.

Maggie Jacobsen volunteers regularly at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Museum Photographer’s Work to Go on Display in Exhibition

This photograph of the Survivor Stairs was taken by museum staff photographer Amy Dreher, whose work will be on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This photograph of the Survivor Stairs was taken by museum staff photographer Amy Dreher, whose work will be on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Photographs taken by Amy Dreher, the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s photographer and manager of digital resources and projects, will be on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan starting on Sept. 11.  Read more »

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez Reflects on Journey to 9/11 Memorial Museum

A colleague's husband placed his dust mask on Ramirez's desk at the New-York Historical Society on Sept. 11, 2001. A colleague's husband placed his dust mask on Ramirez's desk at the New-York Historical Society on Sept. 11, 2001.

Ramirez was working as the museum director of the New-York Historical Society on the morning that history was made.  Read more »

Liverpool Soccer Players Honor 9/11, Visit Museum

Left to Right: Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Brendan Rodgers and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels honored a 9/11 victim and laid a wreath at the Survivor Tree. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Left to Right: Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Brendan Rodgers and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels honored a 9/11 victim and laid a wreath at the Survivor Tree. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Four members of the Liverpool Football Club – including professional soccer coaches, managers and former players – visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Thursday.  Read more »

Ceremony at Memorial Honors Recent Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts (center) was welcomed to the 9/11 Memorial Museum with a ceremony on July 25. (Photo: Jin Lee) Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts (center) was welcomed to the 9/11 Memorial Museum with a ceremony on July 25. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The 9/11 Memorial held a ceremony on Friday, July 25 on the plaza to welcome Ryan Pitts, a recent recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor.  Read more »

'The Stories They Tell' Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Museum

"The Stories They Tell" will focus on the museum from behind the scenes and offer insight into different artifacts. (Photo: Matt Flynn) "The Stories They Tell" will focus on the museum from behind the scenes and offer insight into different artifacts. (Photo: Matt Flynn)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has launched “The Stories They Tell,” a series of free, 30-minute talks for museum visitors given by staff who provide a behind-the-scenes look at the institution and its collections.  Read more »

Veteran Volunteers Time and Talent

Catherine Nadal stands in front of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Photo by Jennifer Finn) Catherine Nadal stands in front of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza. (Photo by Jennifer Finn)

Catherine Nadal provides weekly assistance to 9/11 Memorial Museum visitors.  Read more »

Girls Battling Cancer Honor 9/11 Victims, Visit Memorial

Girls from Camp Simcha placed American flags on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy of Camp Simcha) Girls from Camp Simcha placed American flags on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy of Camp Simcha)

Donning green shirts and pink hats, about 100 young girls battling cancer visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Monday afternoon for a special event allowing them to learn about and commemorate 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Rescue Worker, Gracious Museum Donor, Retires

The leash of Sirius, Lt. David Lim's canine partner, is on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Matt Flynn) The leash of Sirius, Lt. David Lim's canine partner, is on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Matt Flynn)

Port Authority Police Lt. David Lim, one of 16 to survive the collapse of the North Tower on Sept. 11, is retiring after 34 years of service, media outlets reported on Thursday.  Read more »

Survivor's Shoes Symbolize Distress, Despair

Linda Raisch-Lopez donated her bloodied, barely worn heels to the Museum. (photo by: Jennifer Finn) Linda Raisch-Lopez donated her bloodied, barely worn heels to the Museum. (photo by: Jennifer Finn)

A South Tower survivor's escape story -- and the shoes she saved to show for it.  Read more »