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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 »

Second Annual Tunnel to Towers Held at One WTC

A tower climb at One WTC will honor the veterans and first responders. Photo by Jin Lee. A tower climb at One WTC will honor the veterans and first responders. Photo by Jin Lee.

This Sunday, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will hold its second annual tower climb at One World Trade Center.  Read more »

Event to Remember, Celebrate Loved Ones Lost

Cover of "Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive". Photo courtesy Allison Gilbert. Cover of "Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive". Photo courtesy Allison Gilbert.

Event geared toward celebrating the life of loved ones lost held in New York City on May 15.  Read more »

New Exhibition Features FEMA Photographs of Ground Zero

FEMA photographer Andrea Booher at ground zero, Fall 2001. Photograph by Doug Welty, FEMA. FEMA photographer Andrea Booher at ground zero, Fall 2001. Photograph by Doug Welty, FEMA.

A new exhibition opening May 18 will feature FEMA photographer Andrea Booher’s stunning photographs of the ground zero recovery efforts following 9/11.  Read more »

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

Visitors overlooking Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors overlooking Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Henry Kissinger Discusses Conflicts in the Middle East

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses conflicts in the Middle East with Cliff Chanin, the 9/11 Memorial Senior Vice President of Education and Public Programs, Museum Exhibitions, Collections. Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses conflicts in the Middle East with Cliff Chanin, the 9/11 Memorial Senior Vice President of Education and Public Programs, Museum Exhibitions, Collections.

Last night, the 9/11 Memorial Museum welcomed Henry Kissinger during a discussion about ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.  Read more »