From the Museum

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 »

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 »