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

Tribute for flight 77 at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Amy Dreher. Tribute for flight 77 at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Amy Dreher.

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LEAD Award Presented to 9/11 Memorial Staff Member

Emmanuel von Schack with Betty Siegel, the Director of VSA and Accessibility at The Kennedy Center. Photo courtesy of Cut 'N' Run Studios. Emmanuel von Schack with Betty Siegel, the Director of VSA and Accessibility at The Kennedy Center. Photo courtesy of Cut 'N' Run Studios.

A 9/11 Memorial Museum staff member was presented with the LEAD Award, recognizing the leadership and work that promotes accessibility and inclusion in cultural institutions.  Read more »

Today Marks Birthday of Brian David Sweeney

A birthday rose is placed in the name of Brian David Sweeney. Photo by staff. A birthday rose is placed in the name of Brian David Sweeney. Photo by staff.

A white rose was left in the name of Brian David Sweeney in honor of what would have been his 53rd birthday.  Read more »

Philippe Petit’s High-Wire Walk Between the Towers

High-wire walker Philippe Petit crosses between the Twin Towers, August 7, 1974. AP Photo Alan Welner High-wire walker Philippe Petit crosses between the Twin Towers, August 7, 1974. AP Photo Alan Welner

Sunday marked the anniversary of the infamous high-wire walk between the Twin Towers.  Read more »

New Our City. Our Story. Podcasts Feature Imam, NY1 Reporter

George Whipple and Imam Khalid Latif in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series. George Whipple and Imam Khalid Latif in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series.

This month’s new episodes in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series tell the stories of George Whipple and Imam Khalid Latif.  Read more »

New on View: 'Looking South’ Painting Donated by Fiduciary Trust

A Museum visitor views "Looking South," a four-stories tall artwork by Daniel Kohn. Photo by Jin Lee. A Museum visitor views "Looking South," a four-stories tall artwork by Daniel Kohn. Photo by Jin Lee.

A four-stories tall artwork by Daniel Kohn was donated to the museum by Fiduciary Trust Company International.  Read more »

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

9/11 Memorial Museum guests at the interactive beam in Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee 9/11 Memorial Museum guests at the interactive beam in Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee

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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.

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