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Q&A: Children’s Programs for 9/11 Museum Visitors

Noaa Stoler, Manager of 9/11 Memorial Youth and Family Programs. Photo by Jin Lee. Noaa Stoler, Manager of 9/11 Memorial Youth and Family Programs. Photo by Jin Lee.

Noaa Stoler, the 9/11 Memorial Museum manager of youth and family programs, answers questions about the various opportunities offered this summer in the museum’s education center.  Read more »

New Exhibition Features 9/11 Response Art by NYC Artists

A selection of works by Manju Shandler, "Gesture" A selection of works by Manju Shandler, "Gesture"

The new exhibition, which opens on Sept. 12, showcases how artists responded to 9/11.  Read more »

Guided Youth and Family Tours Offered at 9/11 Memorial Museum

Young visitor makes an etching of a victim's name inscribed at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Young visitor makes an etching of a victim's name inscribed at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

Visitors with children are invited to join a 60-minute age-appropriate program that explores the design of the Memorial, authentic 9/11 artifacts in the Museum, the events of 9/11 and how we commemorate the attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Guided Tour: Through the Eyes of a Communications Intern

Madeline Lipton, communications intern, on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Hannah Foley. Madeline Lipton, communications intern, on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Hannah Foley.

Madeline Lipton, communications intern, shares her key takeaways from a guided memorial tour.  Read more »

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

Plaza Porter at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Plaza Porter 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 »

9/11 Museum Guided Tour: Through the Eyes of a Communications Intern

Hannah Foley, communications intern, in Foundation Hall. Hannah Foley, communications intern, in Foundation Hall.

Hannah Foley, communications intern, shares her key takeaways from a guided museum tour.  Read more »

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

July Fourth at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Amy Dreher. July Fourth at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Amy Dreher.

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

Video: Survivor Tree Blooms at 9/11 Memorial

The Survivor Tree at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Monika Graff. The Survivor Tree at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Monika Graff.

This spring, Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial Director of Photography, recorded the blooming of the Survivor Tree and produced a time-lapse video showing delicate white blossoms sprouting from the tree’s stark branches.  Read more »

A Look at the 9/11 Memorials Registry

Location of the Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park in Malverne, New York. Location of the Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park in Malverne, New York.

The Memorials Registry serves as a digital record of 9/11 memorials throughout the world.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum in Top 5 ‘Best Patriotic’ Landmarks

Tribute flags left at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Tribute flags left at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum has ranked third as Best Patriotic Landmark in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2016 poll.  Read more »