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

Public Program attendees view a 3D video sculpture at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Public Program attendees view a 3D video sculpture at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

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Holiday Ornament Recovered at Ground Zero Donated to Museum

Ornament recovered by Steve Steo at ground zero. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Detective Steve A. Steo (Ret.) in memory of Joseph Vigiano Ornament recovered by Steve Steo at ground zero. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Detective Steve A. Steo (Ret.) in memory of Joseph Vigiano

A new artifact speaks to the somberness of the holiday season at ground zero.  Read more »

Brazilian 9/11 Survivor Inspired to Tell Story

Adriana Maluendas (left) giving her passport from 2001 to 9/11 Memorial Museum Senior Oral Historian Amy Weinstein at the Brazilian Consulate. (Photo by Anthony Guido) Adriana Maluendas (left) giving her passport from 2001 to 9/11 Memorial Museum Senior Oral Historian Amy Weinstein at the Brazilian Consulate. (Photo by Anthony Guido)

A Brazilian woman has begun talking about her experience as a survivor for the first time and recently donated her passport and hotel room key to the museum collection.  Read more »

Exploring Ongoing Health Impacts of 9/11

Visitors affixed blue ribbons around the Last Column at the May 2015 commemorative event. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors affixed blue ribbons around the Last Column at the May 2015 commemorative event. Photo by Jin Lee.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum will receive a brochure focused on 9/11-related illnesses.  Read more »

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

View of One World Trade Center. Photo by Jin Lee. View of One World Trade Center. Photo by Jin Lee.

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9/11 Memorial Security Guard Donates Original WTC Security Blazer

9/11 Memorial Museum security guard, Mary Santos. Photo by Jenny Pachucki. 9/11 Memorial Museum security guard, Mary Santos. Photo by Jenny Pachucki.

9/11 Memorial Museum security guard Mary Santos once stood guard over the Twin Towers. Listen to her discuss her memories of working at the original World Trade Center and why she decided to donate her uniform to the museum.  Read more »

Talking to Kids About Tragedy

Education Specialist Emily Stupfel with members of the Ambassador Program. Photo by Jin Lee. Education Specialist Emily Stupfel with members of the Ambassador Program. Photo by Jin Lee.

Conversations around how to explain acts of terrorism to children have undoubtedly picked up in many classrooms.  Read more »

Reporting from the Front Line: Q&A with Columnist Yaroslav Trofimov

Yaroslav Trofimov. Yaroslav Trofimov.

Yaroslav Trofimov, a columnist and senior correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, will discuss the risks of gathering the news in one of the most unstable corners of the world during the public program Reporting from the Front Line.   Read more »

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

Aerial shot of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Aerial shot of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

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Thanksgiving Message to the ‘Real Heroes’

Artwork done at Trinity Church after 9/11. Gift of Trinity Wall Street. Artwork done at Trinity Church after 9/11. Gift of Trinity Wall Street.

In late November 2001, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, a child created a heartfelt message at Trinity church several blocks from the WTC.  Read more »