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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 »

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

"Where is Osama bin Laden?" sign. Gift of Cheryl Stewart. "Where is Osama bin Laden?" sign. Gift of Cheryl Stewart.

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

Video: New Yorkers Experience 9/11 Memorial Museum

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum invited a number of New Yorkers to take a tour of the museum for the first time and filmed their experience.  Read more »

Recovered Ring Tells Story of 1993 Survivor, 9/11 Victim

A white rose placed in Rosemary Smith's name on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. A white rose placed in Rosemary Smith's name on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

Rosemary Smith survived the 1993 WTC attacks but died on 9/11. Her recovered ring tells her story of fate and courage.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Launches Pilot Access Family Program

Children visiting the museum look at a first responder patch with the Assistant Director of Education Programs. Photo by Jin Lee. Children visiting the museum look at a first responder patch with the Assistant Director of Education Programs. Photo by Jin Lee.

This month, in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, the 9/11 Memorial Museum hosted its first family access program.  Read more »