9/11 Memorial & Museum

George Steinbrenner: Yankee owner, 9/11 memorial supporter

George Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday of a heart attack at age 80, is known for being the chief architect behind rebuilding the Yankees.  He was also a chief supporter behind helping to build the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts

"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Symbol Steel" is part 2 of 3 in the series./em> He knew how to handle a striker and blow torch.  Read more »

A Living history: The stories behind 9/11 artifacts

 /em>"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Gloves" is part 1 of 3 in the series. /em>David Brink, a NYPD emergency services unit detective, donated three pairs of gloves to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, each telling a different yet equally powerful story.One pair - no  Read more »

A Living history: The stories behind 9/11 artifacts

"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, a communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. The following is a preview to the series, which begins Tuesday, July 13. The collection of artifacts recently spread out on a table before the 9/11 Memorial Museum's curators and exhibitions team stirred their enthusiasm.    Read more »

Stitch by Stitch, restoring U.S. flag recovered from Ground Zero

In case you missed it: Ashen, tattered and blowing in the wind, the torn United States flag was recovered after the World Trade Center crumbled.  The flag was stitched back together several years later and grew into a symbol that reinforces the same commitment to service and volunteerism experienced across the country and world on Sept. 12, 2001.  Read more »

Long Island man donates 150 American flags to museum (Updated)

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, American citizens were extremely passionate about displaying flags and related patriotic merchandise in public. Newspapers like the New York Times even provided colorful printed American flag inserts that could be used for window display. Flags quickly grew more abundant throughout homes and business across the nation.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site attracts visitors from around the world

Travelers across the United States and globe are coming to visit the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.“It’s part of the New York story and the world story,” said Arturo Cuenca speaking on the events of Sept. 11.  Cuenca, from Spain's Basque Country, stopped by the site June 15 during his first visit to New York City.  Read more »

Paramedic thanks visitors on first responders' day

Last Saturday, hundreds of first responders from across the country, who worked on the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, gathered for a day of reunion and remembrance.  Hundreds of visitors came out to show their support during the First Responders' Day events, which featured a parade, a concert, workshops and many other commemorative activities.Education and Partnerships Manager Katie Gora and I posted ourselves at the  Read more »

Meet the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Chief Curator: Collecting the pieces that make up the larger 9/11 story

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez is immersed in the Sept. 11  aftermath, the personal stories of courage, loss & resilience,  the intimate memories of 2,982 victims she never knew personally, and the countless artifacts, images and recorded sounds that define this transformative day and the  post-9/11 existence.Ramirez came to her position at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »

Google Earth Offers Special Preview of 9/11 Memorial

For the first time, people everywhere can take an incredible virtual tour of the 9/11 Memorial, complete with the towering skyscrapers planned for the 16-acre World Trade Center site in the lower Manhattan skyline.The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Google Inc. proudly introduce  a 3D model that demonstrates  how the 9/11 Memorial will appear once it’s completed.The 3D model of the memorial park can be explored in Google Earth on the  Read more »