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9/11 Museum Honors Legacy of New York Yankees

Rain Check Yankees Tickets from cancelled Sept. 10, 2001 game. Gift of Misty Blount-Chappelle in honor of Carnell E. Chappelle, Alison Yerkey Faith, and David Clayton Faith (US military).   Rain Check Yankees Tickets from cancelled Sept. 10, 2001 game. Gift of Misty Blount-Chappelle in honor of Carnell E. Chappelle, Alison Yerkey Faith, and David Clayton Faith (US military).

With the official start of the New York Yankees 2016 season, the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors its deep connection with one of New York’s home teams.  Read more »

Smoke-Stained Shirt Tells Story of 1993 WTC Evacuation

Smoke-stained shirt worn by Walter Travers on February 26, 1993. Gift of the Travers Family. Photo by Matt Flynn. Smoke-stained shirt worn by Walter Travers on February 26, 1993. Gift of the Travers Family. Photo by Matt Flynn.

Walter Travers was among the 40,000 people who evacuated the World Trade Center after the buildings were bombed on Feb. 26, 1993. His smoke-stained shirt on view on the 9/11 Memorial Museum helps tell the story of this evacuation.  Read more »

Sgt. Tells Story of 1993 WTC Rooftop Helicopter Rescue

From left to right: NYPD P.O. Thomas DeFresco, P.O. Joseph Zogbi, Sgt. Timothy Farrell, Det. Gregory Semendinger, Richard Troche and P.O. Robert Schierenback From left to right: NYPD P.O. Thomas DeFresco, P.O. Joseph Zogbi, Sgt. Timothy Farrell, Det. Gregory Semendinger, Richard Troche and P.O. Robert Schierenback

On Feb. 26, 1993, a group of terrorists detonated a bomb inside a van in the parking garage below the World Trade Center. NYPD Sgt. Timothy Farrell, who worked in the Emergency Service Unit (ESU), was among the first responders to aid in the rescue effort.  Read more »

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 Michael Hnatov. Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. Photo by Michael Hnatov.

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 »