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Super Bowl Artifacts Donated by Victims’ Families

A ticket to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, donated in memory of Timothy G. Byne by his sister Kathleen A ticket to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, donated in memory of Timothy G. Byne by his sister Kathleen

With New York and New Jersey hosting Super Bowl XLVIII, the 9/11 Memorial Museum shares never-before-seen Super Bowl related artifacts.  Read more »

Route Released, Early Registration Extended for 5K Run/Walk

Runners at the 2013 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk. (Photo by Amy Dreher) Runners at the 2013 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

The planned route for the second annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk has been released and early registration has also been extended.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Staff Tweet Anecdotes about the Historic Institution

The 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, as seen from the North Pool (Photo by Amy Dreher) The 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, as seen from the North Pool (Photo by Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum staff tweet their most memorable moments and experiences with the Museum’s upcoming opening.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial 'Must-See' Attraction for Super Bowl Visitors

9/11 Memorial visitors at the South Pool in November 2013 (Photo by: Amy Dreher) 9/11 Memorial visitors at the South Pool in November 2013 (Photo by: Amy Dreher)

The Associated Press lists the 9/11 Memorial as a "must-see" New York City attraction for Super Bowl XLVIII visitors.  Read more »

World Trade Center to Take Big Steps in 2014

The 9/11 Memorial Museum at night. (Photo by Amy Dreher) The 9/11 Memorial Museum at night. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

The opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum will be one of several major milestones for the restored World Trade Center in 2014.  Read more »

UPDATE: Year in Review: Our 2013 Moments

A view of the North Pool on September 11, 2013. (Photo by 9/11 Memorial staff) A view of the North Pool on September 11, 2013. (Photo by 9/11 Memorial staff)

As the year comes to an end, take a look back at some of the 9/11 Memorial’s top moments of 2013.  Read more »

Japanese School Children Fold 1,000 Origami Cranes as a Sign of Peace

1000 Origami Cranes, donated by Nino Vendrome. (Photo by 9/11 Museum staff) 1000 Origami Cranes, donated by Nino Vendrome. (Photo by 9/11 Museum staff)

A class of Japanese school children gifted 1,000 hand-folded paper cranes to Nino’s Restaurant, a relief center in Lower Manhattan, wishing peace after the attacks on September 11.  Read more »

Student Firefighter Creates a Memorial in Virginia

Glenn Davis Kirwin’s name appears on the north pool. (Photo by Amy Dreher) Glenn Davis Kirwin’s name appears on the north pool. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

A University of Virginia student created a 9/11 memorial on campus.  Read more »

Registration Opens for Second Annual 5K Run/Walk

A runner near the finish line at the inaugural 5K. (Photo by Jin Lee) A runner near the finish line at the inaugural 5K. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Runners and walkers can now signup for the second annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk.  Read more »

Artifacts Book has a ‘Power in Images and Stories’

The story of Mickey Kross's fire helmet is one of many told within the book. (Photo by Matt Flynn) The story of Mickey Kross's fire helmet is one of many told within the book. (Photo by Matt Flynn)

The book "The Stories They Tell" has received a positive review from the New York Times.  Read more »