From the Museum

9/11 Survivors Reunite at Survivor Tree 10 Years Later

Survivor Richard Eichen and the stranger who drove him home on September 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Richard Eichen. Survivor Richard Eichen and the stranger who drove him home on September 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Richard Eichen.

Before survivors Richard Eichen and Lucy Gonzales evacuated from the 90th floor of the North Tower he told her, "Lucy, we’re not leaving anybody behind. We got to get out of here, we’re starting to burn."  Read more »

Working at the 9/11 Memorial: Through the Eyes of an Exhibitions Intern

Chelsea Levine at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Christine Murphy. Chelsea Levine at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Christine Murphy.

Chelsea Levine reflects on her summer internship at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

The 13 Year Journey of the 9/11 Museum’s First Artifact

Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown. Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown.

Lady Liberty was the 9/11 Memorial Museum's first large artifact. “It may have started out as a gesture to one firehouse, but it performed as a collective alter of grief and respect,” Chief Curator Jan Ramirez said. “It is the co-mingling of shock, pride and compassion all tied up in tributes to the most famous of New York City icons. There isn’t anything more symbolic of New York City than the Statue of Liberty.”  Read more »

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

The Last Column is lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, August 24 2006. Photo: Amy Dreher. The Last Column is lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, August 24 2006. Photo: Amy Dreher.

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

International Flags Fly in 9/11 Museum

This week, 99 international flags were installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion to commemorate the victims of 9/11. Visible from the 9/11 Memorial plaza, these flags help to signify the victims’ countries of birth and epitomize the global impact of 9/11.  Read more »

NJ Students Experience Museum, Memorial on Youth Tour

Education specialist Shannon Elliott leads the group in Memorial Hall inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Anthony Guido. Education specialist Shannon Elliott leads the group in Memorial Hall inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Anthony Guido.

A group of New Jersey students made several meaningful connections through a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum this week.  Read more »

Artifacts Tell Story of a Life Dedicated to Service

Lieutenant cap and service pins worn by Alfred Gilles Padre Joseph Marchand. (Photo by Jin Lee) Lieutenant cap and service pins worn by Alfred Gilles Padre Joseph Marchand. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Museum curators recently installed a lieutenant’s cap and service pins worn by a police officer-turned-flight-attendant who was killed on 9/11.  Read more »

Working at 9/11 Memorial: Through the Eyes of an Events Intern

John Andelfinger, 9/11 Memorial Events Intern, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Christine Murphy. John Andelfinger, 9/11 Memorial Events Intern, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Christine Murphy.

John Andelfinger, reflects on his summer internship at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

9/11 Artifact Tells Story of Sister’s Survival, Other’s Sacrifice

Birthday rose in Wendy Wakeford's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Gift of Ada Dolch. Birthday rose in Wendy Wakeford's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Gift of Ada Dolch.

When High School principal Ada Dolch learned that a hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center where her sister worked, she prayed, “God, please take care of Wendy. I have to take care of the kids in my school.”  Read more »

Photographer Tells Story Behind Mobile Memorial "Johnny’s Hot Dog Truck"

“Johnny Perna’s Hot Dog Truck” Staten Island, 2003 Photograph by Jonathan C. Hyman. Graphics by Jimbo “Johnny Perna’s Hot Dog Truck” Staten Island, 2003 Photograph by Jonathan C. Hyman. Graphics by Jimbo

Listen as photographer Jonathan C. Hyman discusses the story behind his photograph titled “Johnny Perna's Hot Dog Truck,” which is on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »