From the Museum

9/11 Memorial President: 'Rebirth' film speaks passionately to survival, rebuilding

‘Rebirth’ premiered Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The documentary chronicles the lives of five individuals who suffered a loss and were deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Now, for the first time, the world can see what the 9/11 Memorial staff has known for quite some time - that the talented efforts of the Project Rebirth  Read more »

NJ educators use 9/11 lesson plans, seek 9/11 Memorial Museum resources

 The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be rife with emotion. It will be a time to reflect, process, and learn from the events of the day. New Jersey educators plan to seize on this moment by educating their pupils with a 9/11 curriculum that is both probing and in-depth.With the lesson plans nearly complete, a group of the educators recently journeyed to the 9/11 Memorial to find a missing piece: collections from the 9/11 Museum.New Jersey teachers hope to enhance their materials with recorded survivors’ stories and artifacts,  Read more »

'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart joins 9/11 Memorial's Board of Directors (Updated X3)

Above: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jon Stewart share the stage at annual 9/11 Memorial benefit dinner in September. "The Daily Show" host John Stewart was appointed today to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's board of directors.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's chairman of the board, introduced Stewart to the now 48-member board during its quarterly meeting. Stewart thank the mayor, the board and said he would do whatever he could do to help.    Read more »

H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Take Part in 'The Diary' Exhibit at Morgan Library & Musuem (Updated)

 A selection of writings by members of  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 are being featured in an exhibit at the Morgan Library Museum until May 22.  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 is a volunteer disaster response nonprofit organization.  Read more »

Audio: 9/11 hijackers part of historic narrative, not focus of Memorial Museum (Updated)

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels in an interview this morning on WOR newstalk radio detailed progress on the memorial and plans for the Sept. 11 opening later this year.  Daniels also spoke to WOR host John Gambling  on reasons for including the Sept. 11 hijackers in the 9/11 Memorial Museum, making it clear that the terrorists' sole purpose would be to provide historical context. Here's a portion of the exchange between Daniels and Gambling. Click  Read more »

Progress Continues, 9/11 Memorial on Track for 9/11 Anniversary Opening

The pace of construction at the World Trade Center site has accelerated through 2010, Julie Shapiro recaps for DNAinfo. One World Trade Center, previously known as the Freedom Tower, is 52 stories , Tower 4 is above street level and the 9/11 Memorial  now has more than 120 trees. The survivor tree  Read more »

911 Documentary Film, Project Rebirth, Debuts at Sundance

After $9.5 million in donations, eight years of filming, and countless hours of interviews, Project Rebirth will debut on Jan. 21 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The Battery Broadsheet reports that the feature length film, “Rebirth,” is ready to begin its “long term mission of educating people about grief and trauma through a real-life historical record.”  Read more »

Members Project: Vote for 9/11 Memorial on Facebook

Only days remain to vote for the 9/11 Memorial  to win $200,000 in funding through Members Project. Casting a vote has never been easier.Log onto Facebook, make your voice heard and vote to help the 9/11 Memorial win this crucial funding.  You can also become Facebook friends of the 9/11 Memorial and vote at the Memorial's page.  Act now. Every vote counts.  Read more »

iPhone App Allows Users to ‘Explore 9/11′

While the iPhone's alarm clock is experiencing some technical difficulties, the powerful "Explore 9/11" app showcases the smartphone's brilliant display, full audio range and its accurate GPS system.The National September 11 Memorial & Museum created the Explore 9/11 app as a guide to understanding 9/11 through the eyes of witnesses.Download the app now for   Read more »

A Dispatch From National 9/11 Flag Tour (Updated)

Looking over a photograph of retired Army Col. David Brostrom, whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, Jeff Parness couldn't help but zero in on Bromstrom's expression.His lips pursed, Brostrom appears to be fighting back tears, his gaze lost in the field of stars and stripes on the National 9/11 Flag sprawled out before him in Hawaii last month."Take a look at the expression on David's face," said Parness, the founder of New York Says Thank You Foundation  Read more »