From the Museum

Robert Gray’s Transformative Visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Robert Gray's helmet and respirator are currently in Historical Exhibition 3 in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee) Robert Gray's helmet and respirator are currently in Historical Exhibition 3 in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Robert Gray shared his story with curators from the museum who had traveled to Arlington seeking artifacts and oral histories for the future museum.  Read more »

Museum Offers Variety of Workshops for School Groups

The 9/11 Memorial Museum holds a number of school programs for students of different ages. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The 9/11 Memorial Museum holds a number of school programs for students of different ages. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum offers a variety of two-hour classroom workshops that include a tour of different museum exhibits and a discussion or activity component in the Education Center.  Read more »

Truck Illustrates Courage, Tragedy of First Responders on 9/11

The truck of FDNY Ladder Company 3 is currently located in the 9/11 Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The truck of FDNY Ladder Company 3 is currently located in the 9/11 Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The rear mount aerial truck was parked on West Street near Vesey Street. When the North Tower collapsed, the truck was damaged beyond repair, with its entire front cab destroyed.  Read more »

Museum Director to Deliver Talk at Washington College

Museum Director Alice Greenwald (center) holds a flag during the museum's opening ceremony in May 2014. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Museum Director Alice Greenwald (center) holds a flag during the museum's opening ceremony in May 2014. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald will give a talk at the Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning in Chestertown, Md. on Tuesday, Jan. 20.  Read more »

Volunteer Combines Experience as a Librarian, Museum Docent

Candace Stuart says the opening of the museum was one of the highlights of her experience as a docent. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Candace Stuart says the opening of the museum was one of the highlights of her experience as a docent. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Candace Stuart was a member of the first class of museum docents in January of 2014 and became a volunteer when the museum first opened in May. She continued in the program throughout the year.  Read more »

Institute Honors Museum for Excellence in Interior Architecture

The museum has been honored for excellence in interior architecture. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The museum has been honored for excellence in interior architecture. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The American Institute of Architects, or AIA, has selected the 9/11 Memorial Museum as a 2015 recipient of its Institute Honor Awards for excellence in interior architecture.  Read more »

Collection Depicts Compassion, Solidarity After 9/11

An exhibit in the museum's Historical Exhibition shows items that are part of the "Dear Hero" collection. (Photo: Amy Dreher) An exhibit in the museum's Historical Exhibition shows items that are part of the "Dear Hero" collection. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum holds a collection of more than 3,000 letters, drawings and other items expressing gratitude that were sent to rescue and recovery workers in the weeks and months following that tragic day.  Read more »

A Look Back at 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. May, 2014. President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. May, 2014.

From the historic opening of the museum to welcoming one million visitors, including heads of state and foreign dignitaries, 2014 marks a monumental year for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Scottish Firefighter Honors 343 Brothers

Derek McInnes (third from right) found out that a photo (not shown) of him is now in the museum's Historical Exhibition. (Photo Courtesy of Derek McInnes) Derek McInnes (third from right) found out that a photo (not shown) of him is now in the museum's Historical Exhibition. (Photo Courtesy of Derek McInnes)

Derek McInnes had no idea he was in a photograph at the 9/11 Memorial Museum until friends recently pointed it out to him.  Read more »

Elevator Motor Symbolizes Disaster at World Trade Center Site

An elevator motor recovered from the wreckage at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. (Photo: Deena Farrell) An elevator motor recovered from the wreckage at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

The attacks on 9/11 led to worst passenger elevator disaster in history, causing the deaths of an estimated 200 of the victims at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »