Theme memo blog. News, discussion and information about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Cybersecurity: Unlocking the iPhone Debate

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and former NSA cyber official Robert K. Knake. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and former NSA cyber official Robert K. Knake. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum explores the debate about unlocking the iPhone for security reasons. The event is being streamed live.  Read more »

Colleagues Use Special Chair to Save Quadriplegic on 9/11

Evacuation chair used on 9/11. Anonymous Gift. Photo by Matt Flynn. Evacuation chair used on 9/11. Anonymous Gift. Photo by Matt Flynn.

An evacuation chair that helped a quadriplegic evacuate from the 69th floor of the North Tower on Sept. 11 is on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

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

FDNY and NYPD rescue and recovery workers salute the Last Column. Photo by Jin Lee. FDNY and NYPD rescue and recovery workers salute the Last Column. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Story Behind the Last Column’s First Markings

The Last Column in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. The Last Column in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Last Column is covered in markings and affixed memorabilia left by rescue and recovery workers. Learn the story behind its first markings.  Read more »

Museum Marks 2nd Anniversary, Welcomes 5.6 Million Visitors

A view of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Photo by Joe Woolhead. A view of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Photo by Joe Woolhead.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum marks its second anniversary since opening to the public.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Program Highlights Stories Behind FEMA Photographs

FEMA photographer Andrea Booher and Amy Weisser at the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider. FEMA photographer Andrea Booher and Amy Weisser at the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider.

FEMA photographer Andrea Booher recounted the stories behind photographs she took at ground zero that are featured in a new exhibition.  Read more »

Register: Educational Webinar to Commemorate 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Students participate in an education program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Students participate in an education program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Teachers and students are invited to sign up for a live webinar to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.  Read more »

Behind the Scenes of Museum’s Newest Exhibition: Hope at Ground Zero

Installation of the new special exhibition Hope at Ground Zero: FEMA Photographs by Andrea Booher. Installation of the new special exhibition Hope at Ground Zero: FEMA Photographs by Andrea Booher.

Today the new special exhibition Hope at Ground Zero: FEMA Photographs by Andrea Booher opened in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s south tower gallery.  Read more »

Today Marks Birthday of 'Man in Red Bandana'

A white rose is placed in the name of Welles Crowther on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of his birthday. Photo by staff. A white rose is placed in the name of Welles Crowther on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of his birthday. Photo by staff.

Welles Crowther became known as "the man in the red bandana" after helping others escape on 9/11, sacrificing his own escape to safety.  Read more »

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

NYPD officer places at blue rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of National Police week. Photo by Jin Lee. NYPD officer places at blue rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of National Police week. Photo by Jin Lee.

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