From the Museum

Teen Granted Wish to Visit NYC, 9/11 Memorial Museum

Left to right: Joseph Tran, Margaret Varisco, Nicholas Varisco, Michael Varisco, Katherine Courtien, Anthony Gardner, Christina Varisco, and Peter Varisco (Photo by Anthony Palmeri). Left to right: Joseph Tran, Margaret Varisco, Nicholas Varisco, Michael Varisco, Katherine Courtien, Anthony Gardner, Christina Varisco, and Peter Varisco (Photo by Anthony Palmeri).

A 16-year-old’s dream was fulfilled when he took a vacation to New York City with his family and visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum, receiving a private tour led by 9/11 family members and those personally impacted by 9/11.  Read more »

Educators Learn 9/11 Teaching Strategies at Gilder Lehrman Institute Seminar

Professor James Young speaks about Holocaust memorials in Germany. Photo: Jenny Pachucki Professor James Young speaks about Holocaust memorials in Germany. Photo: Jenny Pachucki

Teachers are often challenged by how to approach educating students about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Last week, in an attempt to find answers to that challenge, a group of American History teachers from across the country gathered in the Education Center of the 9/11 Memorial Museum for a joint seminar with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.    Read more »

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

Members of the U.S. Navy inspect the destroyed fire engine, Ladder 3, at the 9/11 Museum. Photo: Jenny Pachucki Members of the U.S. Navy inspect the destroyed fire engine, Ladder 3, at the 9/11 Museum. Photo: Jenny Pachucki

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

New on View: A Firefighter’s Appalachian Trail Guidebook

Appalachian Trail Guidebook belonging to Bruce Van Hine, FDNY Squad 41. Gift of the Van Hine Family. Appalachian Trail Guidebook belonging to Bruce Van Hine, FDNY Squad 41. Gift of the Van Hine Family.

A worn trail guidebook once belonging to New York City firefighter R. Bruce Van Hine is now on view in the memorial exhibition, In Memoriam, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Stories & Art Program Features “The Giving Tree”

Museum visitors listen to a special guest read during the Stories & Art program. Museum visitors listen to a special guest read during the Stories & Art program.

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum with kids? Join us this Friday as we welcome a special guest to read the story of “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein and to discuss its parallels to the story of 9/11.  Read more »

A Standout Among a Firefighting Legacy Teeming with Courage

Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. (Photo by Collections staff) Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. (Photo by Collections staff)

Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. ended up beneath the rubble of the fallen tower, his emergency radio busted in the collapse.  Read more »

Teaching Children About 9/11 Through Art Activities

Children doing an art project in the education center. (Photo by Jin Lee) Children doing an art project in the education center. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Understanding the events of 9/11 can be difficult to grasp for anyone, especially young children.  Read more »

Pope Francis to Visit Memorial and Museum

Pope Francis at Varginha, Brazil. Photo credit: Agência Brasil Pope Francis at Varginha, Brazil. Photo credit: Agência Brasil

Pope Francis will visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in September as part of the pontiff’s first trip to America.  Read more »

'The Stories They Tell': Conserving the Last Column

Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan treating the Last Column (Photo: Jin Lee) Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan treating the Last Column (Photo: Jin Lee)

To thousands of Ground Zero recovery workers, the Last Column represents a symbol of resilience after 9/11. Assistant Conservator Maureen Merrigan recently discussed the work involved with preserving the column as a part of “The Stories They Tell,” a live talk Museum program.  Read more »

Curator Explains Story of a Chief’s Fire Helmet

Chief Joseph Pfeifer's fire helmet. Gift of the Pfeifer family in memory of FDNY's 343 heroes. (Photography by Matt Flynn) Chief Joseph Pfeifer's fire helmet. Gift of the Pfeifer family in memory of FDNY's 343 heroes. (Photography by Matt Flynn)

Listen to Amy Weinstein, Director of Collections and Senior Oral Historian, discuss the story behind Chief Pfeifer's helmet.  Read more »