From the Museum

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

Steel cross beams known as the Cross at Ground Zero installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Jin Lee. Steel cross beams known as the Cross at Ground Zero installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo: Jin Lee.

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

From the Collection: Symbols Forged From WTC Steel

World Trade Center symbol steel beam. Photo: Amy Dreher. World Trade Center symbol steel beam. Photo: Amy Dreher.

“What I had done for the families, me and my crew, when we had a little slack time we would cut out some crosses . . . and when they came down, we would give those crosses to the families. And they loved it, they really appreciated it. And it made us feel good,” said Ironworker William Quinlan on making symbol steel.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Educators Travel to NY Schools on 9/11

9/11 Museum educator Jennifer Lagasse reads "The Man in the Red Bandanna" to students at PS 199. 9/11 Museum educator Jennifer Lagasse reads "The Man in the Red Bandanna" to students at PS 199.

“It’s especially important on the anniversary day to spread the Museum’s presence as widely as we can, and to bring the story of 9/11 to schools across the city,” said Clifford Chanin, 9/11 Memorial vice president of education and programs. “Nothing can replace a live interaction with an educator in a classroom, and we were very pleased to share our lessons with 1,400 students on September 11.”  Read more »

Third Class of Museum Ambassadors Begins Tonight

Members of the second class of Ambassadors. Photo: Jin Lee Members of the second class of Ambassadors. Photo: Jin Lee

The third class of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Ambassador Program will meet for the first time this evening.    Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Announces Fall Program Calendar

9/11 Memorial Museum's public program series. Photo: Jin Lee. 9/11 Memorial Museum's public program series. Photo: Jin Lee.

Topics at the center of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s new fall programming include a discussion by former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on NYPD’s efforts to combat terrorism, and an examination of ISIS online recruiting efforts and the challenges journalists face in war-torn countries by reporters from the Wall Street Journal and VICE News.  Read more »

Remembering Philippe Petit’s Walk Between the Twin Towers

Twin Towers. Photo: Fernando Zaccaria. Twin Towers. Photo: Fernando Zaccaria.

At just 24 years old, Philippe Petit made history on August 7, 1974 when he walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on a cable wire. The French high wire artist became famous for this death defying performance.  Read more »

Remembering Heroes Highway

Heroes Highway Supporters at Point Thank You. Photo courtesy of Martha Cooper. Heroes Highway Supporters at Point Thank You. Photo courtesy of Martha Cooper.

“Every night we would drive up West Street . . . there were people in the streets with American flags, and signs, thanking us, waving to us, screaming at us. . . They had no idea what they meant to me.”  Read more »

9/11 Response Artist Donates Photos, Artifacts to Museum

The Firefighters Angel poster on the Last Column artifact inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. The Firefighters Angel poster on the Last Column artifact inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

One of the earliest 9/11 response artists has recently donated important examples of his original poster, banner and graphic creations to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Remembering the ‘Man in the Red Bandanna’

Bandanna that belonged to Welles Crowther, gift of the Alison and Jefferson Crowther Family. Photo by Matt Flynn.  Bandanna that belonged to Welles Crowther, gift of the Alison and Jefferson Crowther Family. Photo by Matt Flynn.

“They didn’t know his name. They didn’t know where he came from. But they knew their lives had been saved by the man in the red bandanna,” said President Barack Obama during the 9/11 Memorial Museum dedication ceremony on May 15, 2014.  Read more »

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 »