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On View: Earmuffs Belonging to 11-Year-Old 9/11 Victim

Winnie the Pooh earmuffs belonging to Asia S. Cottom. Gift of Clifton and Michelle Cottom, in memory of Asia Cottom. Photo by Amy Dreher. Winnie the Pooh earmuffs belonging to Asia S. Cottom. Gift of Clifton and Michelle Cottom, in memory of Asia Cottom. Photo by Amy Dreher.

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez tells the story of an artifact belonging to one of the youngest 9/11 victims.  Read more »

History of 9/11 Victim’s Holiday Stocking

Holiday stocking belonging to Flight 93 victim, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas. Gift of Jack Grandcolas, husband, in memory of his loving wife and unborn child. Holiday stocking belonging to Flight 93 victim, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas. Gift of Jack Grandcolas, husband, in memory of his loving wife and unborn child.

The story behind the beloved holiday stocking that once belonged to Flight 93 victim, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas.  Read more »

Holiday Ornament Recovered at Ground Zero Donated to Museum

Ornament recovered by Steve Steo at ground zero. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Detective Steve A. Steo (Ret.) in memory of Joseph Vigiano Ornament recovered by Steve Steo at ground zero. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Detective Steve A. Steo (Ret.) in memory of Joseph Vigiano

A new artifact speaks to the somberness of the holiday season at ground zero.  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 »

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 »

Ticket Tells Story of Last Visitors to Original WTC Observatory

Evan Kuz at South Tower Observation Deck at 7:00 p.m. on September 10, 2001. Evan Kuz at South Tower Observation Deck at 7:00 p.m. on September 10, 2001.

One World Observatory has welcomed thousands of visitors since opening to the public last Friday, but many still remember visiting the original World Trade Center’s observation deck. One artifact in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection tells the story of two people who were among the last visitors to see the view from the Top of the World.  Read more »

National 9/11 Flag Now on Display in Museum

The National 9/11 Flag in the south corridor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee) The National 9/11 Flag in the south corridor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee)

On May 20, 2015, Museum curators installed the National 9/11 Flag in the south corridor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Laptop Artifact Depicts Connection Between 1993 Attack, 9/11

The laptop computer of Ramzi Yousef is currently in the museum's Historical Exhibition. (Photo: Jin Lee) The laptop computer of Ramzi Yousef is currently in the museum's Historical Exhibition. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The laptop computer of Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, currently sits in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Historical Exhibition.  Read more »

Retired Fire Chief Donates Helmet Worn on 9/11 to Museum

Left to Right: Bethany Romanoski, collections registrar; Amy Weinstein, associate director of collections and senior oral historian; Jenny Pachucki, oral historian and assistant curator; Timothy Brown, retired FDNY, DOJ; Robert Gray; Leslie Gray; Olivia Gray; and Max Gray. (Photo: Valeska Martinez) Left to Right: Bethany Romanoski, collections registrar; Amy Weinstein, associate director of collections and senior oral historian; Jenny Pachucki, oral historian and assistant curator; Timothy Brown, retired FDNY, DOJ; Robert Gray; Leslie Gray; Olivia Gray; and Max Gray. (Photo: Valeska Martinez)

In 2009, Gray met with curators from the museum to record his oral history and eventually donated the helmet he wore during the recovery period that was issued to responders on Sept. 14.   Read more »

Wallet Represents Recovery of Personal Property After 9/11

A police officer found the wallet of Giovanna Gambale in the ruins of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Deena Farrell) A police officer found the wallet of Giovanna Gambale in the ruins of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Deena Farrell)

About two weeks after 9/11, a police officer found a leather wallet in the ruins of the Marriott Hotel located at 3 World Trade Center.  Read more »