Yudhvir S. Jain’s typewriter is on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's In Memoriam gallery.
Among the other objects that speak to the hobbies and interests of the victims of the September 11 attacks, a typewriter belonging to Yudhvir S. Jain harkens back to an era before smartphones and sleek laptops were ubiquitous.Read more
Journalist and historian Garrett Graff will speak at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2019.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programming season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a conversation with Garrett Graff, author of “The Only Plane in the Sky." Graff talked to the MEMO blog about his inspiration for and experience of writing this book.Read more
Middle school students from MACADEMY School for Science and Technology in Brooklyn participating in a guided student program led by Education Specialist Eduardo Quezada. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
Educational programs teach students about the 9/11 attacks and memorialization.Read more
Bernie Williams, former New York Yankees centerfielder, speaks with Clifford Chanin, 9/11 Memorial and Museum executive vice president, during the winter 2019 public programming season at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s fall public programming calendar kicks off on September 19. This season will feature former ambassadors, former CIA acting directors and officers, eminent scholars and journalists in conversation.Read more
Students will learn the history of the day and its aftermath through diverse first-person narratives. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
To further our mission to honor the 2,983 victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks, we provide this annual webinar to reach students in all 50 states and internationally.Read more
This skydiving helmet with camera belonging to Charles W. Magee is now on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's In Memoriam gallery. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Janet Magee in memory of my husband Charlie Magee. Photo by Michael Hnatov.
A parachute rigger during his military service in the Vietnam War, Charles Magee went on to fly his own plane and skydive as a hobby.Read more
Leonard White (left) collected West African art and giraffe figurines. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the White family in memory of our brother, Leonard Anthony White. Photo by Michael Hnatov.
When Leonard White saw the elaborate giraffe costumes in a production of The Lion King on Broadway, he began collecting giraffe figurines as well, including the figurine currently on view in the Museum’s memorial exhibition. Nearly 18 years later, White’s family is still collecting giraffe-related memorabilia in his honor.Read more
"Stars of the Forest" by Naoto Nakagawa. Photo by John Berens
After 9/11, Naoto Nakagawa found that the work had been transformed by the tragedy. On the canvas, he now saw the star-shaped moss arranged in horizontal bands of color that evoked the American flag. Rather than sunlight, the light permeating the surface represented those who had been killed on 9/11, expressed as shining stars.Read more
Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers. AP Photo/Alan Welner.
During the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 1974, 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit took his position at 1,350 feet above ground on the edge of the South Tower. High above the streets of New York, Petit began the 131-foot walk between the Twin Towers with no net.Read more