Children’s response art to 9/11 is part of Memorial Museum’s collection

In the fall of 2001, New York University’s Child Study Center embarked on an ambitious project to study children's artwork triggered by 9/11. The artworks culminated in a book by Harry Abrams called  "The Day Our World Changed" and an exhibition that debuted at the Museum of the City of New York on the first anniversary of the attacks. The Museum recently acquired 56 of these art pieces, created by children between the ages of 5 and 18.  Read more »

New Yorkers recognize 9/11 response by Helping Arkansas Tornado Survivors Rebuild

 A volunteer organization born out of the 9/11 is helping to coordinate one of the largest volunteer service events in Arkansas. Earlier this month, The New York Says Thank You Foundation worked jointly with the Polk County Arkansas Long Term Recovery Committee and the Polk County 4-H Foundation to bring hundreds of volunteers from New York City and across the country to help rebuild Mena, Ark.    Read more »

Never Forget, Run to Remember

 Come out and support the second annual World Trade Center Run to Remember on September 5.  Pictured above are former and current 9/11 Memorial staff members, who supported the event last year. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald is pictured on the far right.Registration for the fundraising event is now open.  To register, visit www.wtcruntoremember.com  Read more »

Commemorative art will be used to educate youth about 9/11

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has collaborated with the September 11th Education Trust and the Social Studies School Service to create commemorative education resources showcasing the many ways people chose to respond to 9/11 through art  Read more »

Updated version of Project Rebirth short film seen only at 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site are now watching an updated version of the Project Rebirth short film. Screenings of the updated version began Wednesday at the preview site at 20 Vesey St.  Read more »

Preview Site Offers Visitors a Chance to Honor, Remember and Contribute

Above:  Two ArtAID ornaments available at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, in honor of the FDNY and NYPD. Mike Blackwell describes himself as a “very patriotic person.”   At the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, he was a field training officer with the North Las Vegas Police Department, where he is serving as a police sergeant and K-9 unit supervisor.   Read more »

Online database of photos reflect on 9/11 aftermath

Tributes dedicated to the victims of 9/11 appeared all over New York City in the weeks and months following the attacks.  Photographs of these sites, like the ones taken above by Sylvie Ball, are now part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History online archive.Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  Read more »

exploring 9/11: the world before and after (June)

//Thomas Hegghammer, senior fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Institute, discusses his research on violent jihadists in Saudi Arabia, and their failure to overthrow the Saudi systemThomas Hegghammer, senior fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Institute, discusses his research on violent jihadists in Saudi Arabia and their failure to overthrow the Saudi system.  He is the author of  "Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979."  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 partners with non-profit for national day of service

MyGoodDeed, a 9/11 non-profit organization, announced its plans Wednesday to organize the largest day of service in U.S. history on Sept. 11, 2011 in honor and commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the attacks, according to PR Newswire  Read more »