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9/11 Memorial Museum in Top 5 ‘Best Patriotic’ Landmarks

Tribute flags left at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Tribute flags left at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum has ranked third as Best Patriotic Landmark in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2016 poll.  Read more »

JFK Hangar Which Housed 9/11 Relics to Close

Over 2,500 9/11 artifacts were housed in Hangar 17 at JFK Airport. Photo by Amy Dreher. Over 2,500 9/11 artifacts were housed in Hangar 17 at JFK Airport. Photo by Amy Dreher.

Hangar 17 at JFK Airport, which has housed relics of 9/11, will close at the end of summer.  Read more »

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

Young visitor at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Young visitor at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

New Acquisition: Frank Dammers Painting

Freedom New York by Frank Dammers. Gift of Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation. Freedom New York by Frank Dammers. Gift of Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum recently acquired a painting by Frank Dammers that depicts the New York City skyline with the new World Trade Center complex before construction started.  Read more »

Museum Visitors Paint Tributes in Honor of Orlando Victims

Young museum visitor paints Stars of HOPE for victims in Orlando. Young museum visitor paints Stars of HOPE for victims in Orlando.

Museum visitors were invited to paint Stars of HOPE with messages of peace and hope to send to victims in Orlando.  Read more »

Honoring the Life of David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst

White rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst. Photo by staff. White rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst. Photo by staff.

One of the youngest victims of 9/11, David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst, would be celebrating his 18th birthday today.  Read more »

Take a Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

An interactive video tour allows you to choose your own experience of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

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

Conserving the slurry wall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Conserving the slurry wall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Tribute Honors Victims of Orlando

Ribbons tied around the Survivor Tree in honor of the victims killed in Orlando. Photo by Jin Lee. Ribbons tied around the Survivor Tree in honor of the victims killed in Orlando. Photo by Jin Lee.

Hundreds gathered at the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the lives of the victims killed in Orlando, Fla.  Read more »

Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of Orlando Victims

U.S. flag continues to fly at half-staff in front of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in observance of the victims of Orlando, Fla. Photo by Jin Lee. U.S. flag continues to fly at half-staff in front of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in observance of the victims of Orlando, Fla. Photo by Jin Lee.

National Flag Day is today, falling on a period of national mourning.  Read more »