From the Museum

Retired Fire Chief Donates Helmet Worn on 9/11 to Museum

Left to Right: Bethany Romanoski, collections registrar; Amy Weinstein, associate director of collections and senior oral historian; Jenny Pachucki, oral historian and assistant curator; Timothy Brown, retired FDNY, DOJ; Robert Gray; Leslie Gray; Olivia Gray; and Max Gray. (Photo: Valeska Martinez) Left to Right: Bethany Romanoski, collections registrar; Amy Weinstein, associate director of collections and senior oral historian; Jenny Pachucki, oral historian and assistant curator; Timothy Brown, retired FDNY, DOJ; Robert Gray; Leslie Gray; Olivia Gray; and Max Gray. (Photo: Valeska Martinez)

In 2009, Gray met with curators from the museum to record his oral history and eventually donated the helmet he wore during the recovery period that was issued to responders on Sept. 14.   Read more »

Museum Extends Hours for Holidays

(Photo: Amy Dreher) (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is extending its hours for the holidays.  Read more »

NY Magazine Lists Museum Among 'Reasons to Love New York'

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is featured in a recent edition of New York Magazine. (Photo: Courtesy of New York Magazine) The 9/11 Memorial Museum is featured in a recent edition of New York Magazine. (Photo: Courtesy of New York Magazine)

New York magazine has featured the 9/11 Memorial Museum in its 10th annual “Reasons to Love New York,” ranking it No. 3 on the list.  Read more »

Students Explore 9/11, Lead Tours Through After-School Program

Christopher Demarest, a sophomore at Bard High School Early College in Queens, speaks with 9/11 Memorial Museum Educational Specialist Chelsea Pellissier (Photo: Amy Dreher) Christopher Demarest, a sophomore at Bard High School Early College in Queens, speaks with 9/11 Memorial Museum Educational Specialist Chelsea Pellissier (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Ambassador Program, which launched this fall, allows for students in grades 10 through 12 to participate in a semester-long, hands-on learning experience at the museum.     Read more »

Volunteer Expresses Pride in Working at Museum

Mark Morrow, who joined the volunteer program this past June, assists museum visitors. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Mark Morrow, who joined the volunteer program this past June, assists museum visitors. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

For Mark Morrow, volunteering is a rewarding and eye-opening experience.  Read more »

Wallet Represents Recovery of Personal Property After 9/11

A police officer found the wallet of Giovanna Gambale in the ruins of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Deena Farrell) A police officer found the wallet of Giovanna Gambale in the ruins of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

About two weeks after 9/11, a police officer found a leather wallet in the ruins of the Marriott Hotel located at 3 World Trade Center.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Joins #GivingTuesday Social Media Campaign

The 9/11 Museum is participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign, encouraging people to give back. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The 9/11 Museum is participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign, encouraging people to give back. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is joining with organizations around the world on Dec. 2 for #GivingTuesday, a global day devoted to giving back to your community.  Read more »

Museum Acclaimed for Extraordinary Cultural Achievement by TEA

The museum will be honored in March for "extraordinary cultural achievement." (Photo: Amy Dreher) The museum will be honored in March for "extraordinary cultural achievement." (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced that the museum will be honored for Extraordinary Cultural Achievement at its Thea Awards Gala in March.  Read more »

Video Camera Captured Critical Moments of 9/11

Gedeon Naudet used this video camera to capture critical moments, such as the first plane crashing into the North Tower, on camera. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Gedeon Naudet used this video camera to capture critical moments, such as the first plane crashing into the North Tower, on camera. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

Gedeon Naudet used the video camera to capture critical moments, such as the first plane crashing into the North Tower, on camera.  Read more »

Docent Highlights Compassion, Commemoration at Museum

Maria Jaffe, a participant in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's docent program, gives a tour to museum visitors. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Maria Jaffe, a participant in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's docent program, gives a tour to museum visitors. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

For 9/11 Memorial Museum docent Maria Jaffe, volunteering is her way of honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11.  Read more »