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

9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.  9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

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 »

New on View: A Firefighter’s Appalachian Trail Guidebook

Appalachian Trail Guidebook belonging to Bruce Van Hine, FDNY Squad 41. Gift of the Van Hine Family. Appalachian Trail Guidebook belonging to Bruce Van Hine, FDNY Squad 41. Gift of the Van Hine Family.

A worn trail guidebook once belonging to New York City firefighter R. Bruce Van Hine is now on view in the memorial exhibition, In Memoriam, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

New on View: Youngest 9/11 Victim’s Stuffed Peter Rabbit

A Peter Rabbit stuffed animal that belonged to the youngest 9/11 victim, Christine Lee Hanson. (Photo: Jin Lee) A Peter Rabbit stuffed animal that belonged to the youngest 9/11 victim, Christine Lee Hanson. (Photo: Jin Lee)

At two-and-a-half years old, Christine Lee Hanson was the youngest of the eight children who were killed on 9/11, all passengers aboard the aircraft commandeered by terrorists. Christine’s life will be remembered through the display of her beloved Peter Rabbit, which will be installed in the 9/11 Museum’s Memorial Exhibition tonight.  Read more »

A Look at Artifact Conservation

Conservator installing new art in Tribute Art case. (Photo: Jin Lee) Conservator installing new art in Tribute Art case. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The conservation of artifacts is a primary focus for 9/11 Memorial Museum staff. Chief Curator Jan Ramirez describes the methods used as “preventative conservation” to WABC. A story this week took a look at a variety of objects, each with unique conservation challenges.  Read more »

9/11 Rescue Worker, Gracious Museum Donor, Retires

The leash of Sirius, Lt. David Lim's canine partner, is on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Matt Flynn) The leash of Sirius, Lt. David Lim's canine partner, is on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Matt Flynn)

Port Authority Police Lt. David Lim, one of 16 to survive the collapse of the North Tower on Sept. 11, is retiring after 34 years of service, media outlets reported on Thursday.  Read more »

Portion of North Tower Antenna is Placed Inside Museum

The portion of the antenna was one of the final large artifacts lowered into the museum. (Photo by Jan Ramirez) The portion of the antenna was one of the final large artifacts lowered into the museum. (Photo by Jan Ramirez)

A portion of the North Tower antenna was one of the final large artifacts lowered into the museum last week.  Read more »

Stars & Stripes: A 9/11 Tribute

Battered by conditions at Ground Zero, the National 9/11 Flag has been collectively stitched back together over time by thousands nationwide. Battered by conditions at Ground Zero, the National 9/11 Flag has been collectively stitched back together over time by thousands nationwide.

Tributes using the American flag capture post-9/11 sentiment.  Read more »

Every vote, artifact counts: Betsy Gotbaum gives back to 9/11 Memorial

On 9/11, many people recall a day that began like any other, marked by a strikingly clear blue sky. They can vividly identify where they were or what they were doing as the attacks began to unfold.  Read more »