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

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 »

Our City. Our Story. Podcast Series: Major League Pitcher

Former pitcher for the New York Mets, Bobby Parnell, visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Former pitcher for the New York Mets, Bobby Parnell, visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Our City. Our Story. podcast episode highlights the story of Bobby Parnell, longtime pitcher for the New York Mets.  Read more »

New Museum Tour Offers Behind-the-Scenes Experience

Interpretive Guide Jessica Engelman gives a tour to 9/11 Memorial Museum visitors. Photo by Jin Lee. Interpretive Guide Jessica Engelman gives a tour to 9/11 Memorial Museum visitors. Photo by Jin Lee.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum can now experience behind-the-scenes through a new early access tour.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Honors Legacy of New York Yankees

Rain Check Yankees Tickets from cancelled Sept. 10, 2001 game. Gift of Misty Blount-Chappelle in honor of Carnell E. Chappelle, Alison Yerkey Faith, and David Clayton Faith (US military).   Rain Check Yankees Tickets from cancelled Sept. 10, 2001 game. Gift of Misty Blount-Chappelle in honor of Carnell E. Chappelle, Alison Yerkey Faith, and David Clayton Faith (US military).

With the official start of the New York Yankees 2016 season, the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors its deep connection with one of New York’s home teams.  Read more »

Students Reflect on 9/11 in Essay Contest

A tribute left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. A tribute left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

A September 11 remembrance essay contest is being sponsored by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation, Fire-Rescue and Fire Chiefs’ Association of Palm Beach County.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial 5K Participants Receive Discounts on Downtown Eats

Participants at the 2015 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Photo by Jin Lee. Participants at the 2015 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Photo by Jin Lee.

As part of Bib N' Brunch, registered 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk participants will receive special discounts at participating lower Manhattan restaurants on race day.  Read more »

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

Messages on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Messages on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Memorial and Museum Named Official Charity Partner in Popular Relay Race

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay participants as they prepare for the race. Photo courtesy of Bloomberg L.P. Bloomberg Square Mile Relay participants as they prepare for the race. Photo courtesy of Bloomberg L.P.

Running teams from leading financial institutions will race through the Financial District to compete for a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay.  Read more »