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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.

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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.

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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 »

JFK Hangar Which Housed 9/11 Relics to Close

Over 2,500 9/11 artifacts were housed in Hangar 17 at JFK Airport. Photo by Amy Dreher. Over 2,500 9/11 artifacts were housed in Hangar 17 at JFK Airport. Photo by Amy Dreher.

Hangar 17 at JFK Airport, which has housed relics of 9/11, will close at the end of summer.  Read more »

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

Young visitor at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Young visitor at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

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New Acquisition: Frank Dammers Painting

Freedom New York by Frank Dammers. Gift of Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation. Freedom New York 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 »