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9/11 Museum Program Focuses on ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ with Rabbi, Imam, Cardinal

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Imam Khalid Latif and Cardinal Timothy Dolan at 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Imam Khalid Latif and Cardinal Timothy Dolan at 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum extends interfaith conversation that began with the visit of Pope Francis to the museum in September.  Read more »

Today Marks 21st Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Field of empty chairs at the memorial. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Field of empty chairs at the memorial. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Read more »

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

Students participate in National Volunteer Week at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff. Students participate in National Volunteer Week at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff.

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

Elementary School Acquiring Original WTC Artifacts

Cracker Trail Elementary third-grader Ellie Brinling and guidance counselor Crystal Baugh on Sept. 11, 2015 after the planting of the school's survivor tree, which grew from a seed obtained by Brinling during her visit to the 9/11 Memorial. Photo Courtesy of Highlands Today. Cracker Trail Elementary third-grader Ellie Brinling and guidance counselor Crystal Baugh on Sept. 11, 2015 after the planting of the school's survivor tree, which grew from a seed obtained by Brinling during her visit to the 9/11 Memorial. Photo Courtesy of Highlands Today.

A third-grader’s visit to the 9/11 Memorial inspired her school’s acquisition of some remaining relics from the original World Trade Center.  Read more »

Scholar Explains Why Women Are Joining ISIS

Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Birmingham University speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Cliff Chanin. Photo by Jin Lee. Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Birmingham University speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Cliff Chanin. Photo by Jin Lee.

Last night, the 9/11 Memorial Museum hosted Katherine E. Brown, a scholar who specializes in gender and terrorism, to discuss ISIS’ recruitment of women.  Read more »

Tribeca Film Festival Reaches 15-Year Milestone

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night and runs through April 24.  Read more »

Woman Running Cross-Country to Honor 9/11 Victims

Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page. Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page.

Jan Walker from Knoxville, Tenn. is on a four-month journey to run across American in honor of 9/11 victims.  Read more »

Remembering Charles S. Hirsch, Chief Medical Examiner on 9/11

Dr. Charles S. Hirsch. Photo courtesy of the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Dr. Charles S. Hirsch. Photo courtesy of the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, who served as New York City’s chief medical examiner from 1989 until his retirement in 2013, died at 79.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Volunteers Share Why They Give Back

Docent Jeanmarie Hargrave inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Docent Jeanmarie Hargrave inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is recognizing its volunteers and encouraging others to get involved.  Read more »

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

Visitor to the 9/11 Memorial Museum photographs the museum pavilion. Photo by Ben Hider. Visitor to the 9/11 Memorial Museum photographs the museum pavilion. Photo by Ben Hider.

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