Ground Zero

Running Toward the Fire: A First Responder’s Account

Ramona Diaz-Allegrini at ground zero. Photo by Andrea Booher. Ramona Diaz-Allegrini at ground zero. Photo by Andrea Booher.

In honor of women’s history month, we are sharing the Sept. 11 story of Ramona Diaz-Allegrini, one of the few female first responders who aided in the rescue and recovery effort at ground zero.  Read more »

Remembering Red Cross Volunteer Who Witnessed History at Ground Zero

Rolla "Bud" Crick's ground zero access badge. Gift of Rolla Bud Crick. Rolla "Bud" Crick's ground zero access badge. Gift of Rolla Bud Crick.

Before his death, Rolla “Bud” Crick, who as journalist reported on some of history’s most significant moments, donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum the badge he used to access ground zero for what may be considered one of his most meaningful assignments.  Read more »

Unity at Ground Zero

Christmas tree, menorah and cross at ground zero, December 2001. Photo by Kerri Courtney Christmas tree, menorah and cross at ground zero, December 2001. Photo by Kerri Courtney

New Yorkers were united in many ways after Sept. 11, but the spirit of togetherness was especially strong during the holidays.  Read more »

Congress Extends Health Benefits for 9/11 Responders

Visitors tie blue ribbons around the Last Column during a ceremony on May 30, 2015, marking the anniversary of the formal end to the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero. Visitors tie blue ribbons around the Last Column during a ceremony on May 30, 2015, marking the anniversary of the formal end to the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed both the House and Senate on Friday, renewing federal coverage for rescue and recovery workers who became sick after working at ground zero.  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 »

9/11 Memorial Docent Finds Healing in Volunteering

Sonia Agron, a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent, shows a visitor the virtual interactive for the Last Column in Foundation Hall. Sonia Agron, a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent, shows a visitor the virtual interactive for the Last Column in Foundation Hall.

A lifelong New York resident Sonia Agron volunteers as a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent years after volunteering as a recovery worker at ground zero after 9/11.  Read more »

K9 for Kids Returns to Museum This Fall

Chance, a disaster relief K9, with museum visitors in the Education Center at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Chance, a disaster relief K9, with museum visitors in the Education Center at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Disaster relief canine Chance will be at the 9/11 Memorial Museum for the K9 for Kids program, beginning this October, in the Education Center.  Read more »

First Fall Programs Booked Week After Debut

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 member Robert O'Neill speaks during a public program. Photo by Jin Lee. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 member Robert O'Neill speaks during a public program. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum's first two fall programs have sold out just one week after the new programs calendar was announced.  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 »