From the Museum

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 »

Flashlight Symbolizes Survivors’ Journey to Safety

This flashlight serves as a momento of the survival of two employees at the World Trade Center on 9/11. (Photo: Deena Farrell) This flashlight serves as a momento of the survival of two employees at the World Trade Center on 9/11. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

The artifact serves as a momento of the survival of two employees at the World Trade Center on 9/11.  Read more »

Museum, Google Partner to Launch Installation Honoring Veterans

The 9/11 Memorial Museum and Google partnered to launch an interactive installation. (Photo: Jordan Friedman) The 9/11 Memorial Museum and Google partnered to launch an interactive installation. (Photo: Jordan Friedman)

To honor the veterans who fought for our country overseas in the weeks and months after Sept. 11, 2001, the 9/11 Memorial Museum partnered with Google to launch a one-of-a-kind installation, now available in the museum’s Foundation Hall as part of the Salute to Service program.  Read more »

‘Salute to Service’ Events, Programs Will Honor U.S. Veterans

This year's Salute to Service will include a variety of events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher) This year's Salute to Service will include a variety of events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

You can join the 9/11 Memorial in honoring our nation’s veterans during a five-day Salute to Service from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The institution will host a series of events and programs for veterans, their families and the visiting public.  Read more »

CBS’ Jim Axelrod’s Visit to Museum Brings Perspective to His Life, Career

Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff) Jim Axelrod, CBS News reporter, stands in front of the timeline bearing his name for coining the term "Ground Zero" to refer to the World Trade Center. (Photo: Memorial Staff)

CBS News Reporter Jim Axelrod, who coined the term "Ground Zero" as it relates to 9/11, reflects on that tragic day.  Read more »

Local Couple Volunteers to Remember 9/11

Ellen and Doug Burns volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks. (Photo: Deena Farrell) Ellen and Doug Burns volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

To pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that tragic day, the husband-and-wife team now volunteer their time at the museum: Ellen, as a docent, and Doug, as a visitor services volunteer.  Read more »