Make History

Online database of photos reflect on 9/11 aftermath

Tributes dedicated to the victims of 9/11 appeared all over New York City in the weeks and months following the attacks.  Photographs of these sites, like the ones taken above by Sylvie Ball, are now part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History online archive.Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  Read more »

Lower Manhattan resident captures 9/11 destruction in vivid detail

Above: Two photos depict the scene of lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11.  The first photo (left) is an image of Battery Park covered in ash.  The second photo  is the scene at Battery Park Pier as many people tried to leave Manhattan via ferry boats.  (Photos by Hiro Oshima)The above photographs, taken by New Yorker Hiro Oshima, show the images he saw when he evacuated his lower Manhattan residence on Sept. 11.  The images are now part of the  Read more »

People make history by capturing 9/11 events

This photo, taken of a man making a call the first day the New York Stock Exchange opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured by Harry Zernike. It can now be viewed through the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History initiative.Following the events of 9/11, major communication lines in lower Manhattan were down, making it impossible for business to run as usual.  The New York Stock Exchange reopened September 17 after almost a week of inactivity, as did many other downtown businesses.  Read more »

Make History today

Join others who are contributing to the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum by sharing stories, videos or pictures for the Make History project.  Whether you were in lower Manhattan on 9/11 or watching the events unfold on a television in Serbia, we are encouraging you to contribute to documenting this historic moment.Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  Read more »