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New Acquisition: Frank Dammers Painting

Freedom America by Frank Dammers. Gift of Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation. Freedom America by Frank Dammers. Gift of Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum recently acquired a painting by Frank Dammers that depicts the New York City skyline with the new World Trade Center complex before construction started.  Read more »

Museum Visitors Paint Tributes in Honor of Orlando Victims

Young museum visitor paints Stars of HOPE for victims in Orlando. Young museum visitor paints Stars of HOPE for victims in Orlando.

Museum visitors were invited to paint Stars of HOPE with messages of peace and hope to send to victims in Orlando.  Read more »

Honoring the Life of David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst

White rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst. Photo by staff. White rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst. Photo by staff.

One of the youngest victims of 9/11, David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst, would be celebrating his 18th birthday today.  Read more »

Take a Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

An interactive video tour allows you to choose your own experience of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

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

Conserving the slurry wall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Conserving the slurry wall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Tribute Honors Victims of Orlando

Ribbons tied around the Survivor Tree in honor of the victims killed in Orlando. Photo by Jin Lee. Ribbons tied around the Survivor Tree in honor of the victims killed in Orlando. Photo by Jin Lee.

Hundreds gathered at the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the lives of the victims killed in Orlando, Fla.  Read more »

Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of Orlando Victims

U.S. flag continues to fly at half-staff in front of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in observance of the victims of Orlando, Fla. Photo by Jin Lee. U.S. flag continues to fly at half-staff in front of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in observance of the victims of Orlando, Fla. Photo by Jin Lee.

National Flag Day is today, falling on a period of national mourning.  Read more »

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

Flowers and tributes placed under the Survivor Tree. Photo by Jin Lee. Flowers and tributes placed under the Survivor Tree. Photo by Jin Lee.

Flowers and notes left under the Survivor Tree for the victims of the Orlando, Fla. shooting.  Read more »

New on View: Artifacts Tell Stories of 9/11 Victims

An artifact installation takes place during off hours at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. An artifact installation takes place during off hours at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

A new rotation of artifacts illustrate the lives of Sept. 11 victims.  Read more »

Blind 9/11 Survivor Shares Story with High School Graduates

Tribute left on the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Tribute left on the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

A survivor of Sept.11 shared his story with High School graduates.  Read more »