Chief Curator Jan Ramirez

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 »

William Feehan: Remembering a Firefighter Who Held Every Rank

Chief William Feehan (Gift of the Feehan Family) Chief William Feehan (Gift of the Feehan Family)

When the south tower toppled and fell onto his command post, William M. Feehan perished. At age 71 he was the oldest first responder killed on 9/11. The FDNY veteran was also a living legend, having held every rank within the department from his 1959 appointment as a probationary firefighter through his promotion to firefighter (Division 3, Ladder 3), lieutenant, chief of department, deputy fire commissioner and first deputy fire commissioner.  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 »

Hard Hat Used in 9/11 Recovery Efforts is On View

Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher) Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Steve Nevins, who was a New York State police captain at the time, was in the Albany area when he learned that the World Trade Center had been attacked on 9/11. As he prepared to respond to the disaster site, his thoughts turned to the safety of his brother, Gerard Nevins. Gerard was a New York City firefighter with Rescue Company 1.  Read more »

Victims’ Memorial Quilt Retires for Preservation

The Victims’ Memorial Quilt. Gift of Bill Doyle on behalf of the intended 9/11 family recipients of the Victim’s Quilt, (Photo: Jin Lee).  The Victims’ Memorial Quilt. Gift of Bill Doyle on behalf of the intended 9/11 family recipients of the Victim’s Quilt, (Photo: Jin Lee).

Behind the scenes, preparations are underway for the first rotation of artifacts in the public galleries since the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened one year ago.  Read more »

Flight Attendant’s Corkscrew Found at Flight 93 Crash Site Donated

LEFT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered corkscrew with FBI identification tag (Photo: Michael Hnatov). RIGHT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered United Airlines ID badge (Gift of Erich Bay, in loving memory of his wife Lorraine). LEFT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered corkscrew with FBI identification tag (Photo: Michael Hnatov). RIGHT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered United Airlines ID badge (Gift of Erich Bay, in loving memory of his wife Lorraine).

After its 2001 recovery from the Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pa., flight attendant Lorraine Bay's corkscrew was identified by the FBI and returned to her husband in fall 2014.  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 »

families, friends of terror attack victims needed for commemorative memorial exhibition (Updated X6)

When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in 2012, it will be a place of which we will be very proud.  That means fulfilling our mission to commemorate the various lives of the 2,982 victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and February 26, 1993.The Memorial Exhibition  Read more »