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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 »

FDNY Sons Honor Lost Firefighter Fathers

Left to right: Frank Palombo, who died on 9/11, and his son Thomas Palombo. Photo courtesy of the FDNY. Left to right: Frank Palombo, who died on 9/11, and his son Thomas Palombo. Photo courtesy of the FDNY.

In honor of International Firefighters' Day, we share a story of two firefighters who are honoring the legacy of their fathers who died in the line of duty just months apart.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Program Looks Back on Osama bin Laden 1998 Interview

NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller speaks with 9/11 Memorial Senior Vice President of Education, Clifford Chanin at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Monica Graff. NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller speaks with 9/11 Memorial Senior Vice President of Education, Clifford Chanin at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Monica Graff.

John Miller spoke at the 9/11 Memorial Museum about his historic interview with Osama bin Laden and offered insight into current counter-terrorism strategies.  Read more »