From the Museum

Museum Reaches 5 Million Visitors Milestone

Visitors descend to bedrock inside the Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors descend to bedrock inside the Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has reached a new milestone, welcoming more than five million visitors since opening in May 2014.  Read more »

Smoke-Stained Shirt Tells Story of 1993 WTC Evacuation

Smoke-stained shirt worn by Walter Travers on February 26, 1993. Gift of the Travers Family. Photo by Matt Flynn. Smoke-stained shirt worn by Walter Travers on February 26, 1993. Gift of the Travers Family. Photo by Matt Flynn.

Walter Travers was among the 40,000 people who evacuated the World Trade Center after the buildings were bombed on Feb. 26, 1993. His smoke-stained shirt on view on the 9/11 Memorial Museum helps tell the story of this evacuation.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

9/11 Memorial board member Jon Stewart and 9/11 responder and founder of the FealGood Foundation John Feal in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. 9/11 Memorial board member Jon Stewart and 9/11 responder and founder of the FealGood Foundation John Feal in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Sgt. Tells Story of 1993 WTC Rooftop Helicopter Rescue

From left to right: NYPD P.O. Thomas DeFresco, P.O. Joseph Zogbi, Sgt. Timothy Farrell, Det. Gregory Semendinger, Richard Troche and P.O. Robert Schierenback From left to right: NYPD P.O. Thomas DeFresco, P.O. Joseph Zogbi, Sgt. Timothy Farrell, Det. Gregory Semendinger, Richard Troche and P.O. Robert Schierenback

On Feb. 26, 1993, a group of terrorists detonated a bomb inside a van in the parking garage below the World Trade Center. NYPD Sgt. Timothy Farrell, who worked in the Emergency Service Unit (ESU), was among the first responders to aid in the rescue effort.  Read more »

Remembering 9/11 Hero Flight Attendant Betty Ong

Birthday rose in Betty Ong's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Birthday rose in Betty Ong's name at the 9/11 Memorial.

On the morning of 9/11, flight attendant Betty Ong called American Airlines and reported, "I think we are getting hijacked."  Read more »

February Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider. U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum hosts two programs in February, “Diplomacy in Afghanistan: An Inside View” and “The Fight Against ISIS.”  Read more »

Artifact Cards Debut as Part of 9/11 Memorial Education Program

Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee. Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee.

Artifact cards, designed to be used by both children and their caregivers visiting, will be distributed this Saturday in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Education Center.  Read more »

On View: Earmuffs Belonging to 11-Year-Old 9/11 Victim

Winnie the Pooh earmuffs belonging to Asia S. Cottom. Gift of Clifton and Michelle Cottom, in memory of Asia Cottom. Photo by Amy Dreher. Winnie the Pooh earmuffs belonging to Asia S. Cottom. Gift of Clifton and Michelle Cottom, in memory of Asia Cottom. Photo by Amy Dreher.

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez tells the story of an artifact belonging to one of the youngest 9/11 victims.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.  9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Story of ‘Faces of Ground Zero’ FDNY Portrait in Museum’s Collection

Firefighter Jason Cascone. Photo by Joe McNally, Gift of Joe McNally through the generous support of PhotoShelter, Inc. and Allen Murabayashi.  Firefighter Jason Cascone. Photo by Joe McNally, Gift of Joe McNally through the generous support of PhotoShelter, Inc. and Allen Murabayashi.

Sept. 11, 2001, was Jason Cascone's first day of work with the FDNY. Weeks later he was photographed by Joe McNally for his "Faces of Ground Zero" series.  Read more »