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Scholar Explains Why Women Are Joining ISIS

Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Birmingham University speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Cliff Chanin. Photo by Jin Lee. Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Birmingham University speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Cliff Chanin. Photo by Jin Lee.

Last night, the 9/11 Memorial Museum hosted Katherine E. Brown, a scholar who specializes in gender and terrorism, to discuss ISIS’ recruitment of women.  Read more »

Tribeca Film Festival Reaches 15-Year Milestone

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night and runs through April 24.  Read more »

Woman Running Cross-Country to Honor 9/11 Victims

Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page. Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page.

Jan Walker from Knoxville, Tenn. is on a four-month journey to run across American in honor of 9/11 victims.  Read more »

Remembering Charles S. Hirsch, Chief Medical Examiner on 9/11

Dr. Charles S. Hirsch. Photo courtesy of the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Dr. Charles S. Hirsch. Photo courtesy of the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, who served as New York City’s chief medical examiner from 1989 until his retirement in 2013, died at 79.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Volunteers Share Why They Give Back

Docent Jeanmarie Hargrave inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Docent Jeanmarie Hargrave inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is recognizing its volunteers and encouraging others to get involved.  Read more »

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

Visitor to the 9/11 Memorial Museum photographs the museum pavilion. Photo by Ben Hider. Visitor to the 9/11 Memorial Museum photographs the museum pavilion. Photo by Ben Hider.

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

Our City. Our Story. Podcast Series: Major League Pitcher

Former pitcher for the New York Mets, Bobby Parnell, visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Former pitcher for the New York Mets, Bobby Parnell, visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Our City. Our Story. podcast episode highlights the story of Bobby Parnell, longtime pitcher for the New York Mets.  Read more »

New Museum Tour Offers Behind-the-Scenes Experience

Interpretive Guide Jessica Engelman gives a tour to 9/11 Memorial Museum visitors. Photo by Jin Lee. Interpretive Guide Jessica Engelman gives a tour to 9/11 Memorial Museum visitors. Photo by Jin Lee.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum can now experience behind-the-scenes through a new early access tour.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Honors Legacy of New York Yankees

Rain Check Yankees Tickets from cancelled Sept. 10, 2001 game. Gift of Misty Blount-Chappelle in honor of Carnell E. Chappelle, Alison Yerkey Faith, and David Clayton Faith (US military).   Rain Check Yankees Tickets from cancelled Sept. 10, 2001 game. Gift of Misty Blount-Chappelle in honor of Carnell E. Chappelle, Alison Yerkey Faith, and David Clayton Faith (US military).

With the official start of the New York Yankees 2016 season, the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors its deep connection with one of New York’s home teams.  Read more »

Students Reflect on 9/11 in Essay Contest

A tribute left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. A tribute left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

A September 11 remembrance essay contest is being sponsored by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation, Fire-Rescue and Fire Chiefs’ Association of Palm Beach County.  Read more »