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Stories & Art Program Features “The Giving Tree”

Museum visitors listen to a special guest read during the Stories & Art program. Museum visitors listen to a special guest read during the Stories & Art program.

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum with kids? Join us this Friday as we welcome a special guest to read the story of “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein and to discuss its parallels to the story of 9/11.  Read more »

NewYork.com: 'Memorial Tour with Museum Admission'

9/11 Memorial tour guide tells visitors about the Memorial. (Photo by Jin Lee) 9/11 Memorial tour guide tells visitors about the Memorial. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Tickets are now available on NewYork.com for the official 9/11 Memorial Guided Tour, which also includes admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  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 »

Pope Francis to Visit Memorial and Museum

Pope Francis at Varginha, Brazil. Photo credit: Agência Brasil Pope Francis at Varginha, Brazil. Photo credit: Agência Brasil

Pope Francis will visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in September as part of the pontiff’s first trip to America.  Read more »

A Tribute to PAPD K-9 Officer Sirius

Port Authority Police Department Lt. David Lim and his K-9 patrol partner, a yellow Lab named Sirius Port Authority Police Department Lt. David Lim and his K-9 patrol partner, a yellow Lab named Sirius

A recent 9/11 Memorial Museum acquisition helps tell the story of two heroic PAPD officers  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Curator: Photo ID Cards Found at ground zero tell stories

Of the items that remained from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, identification cards of personel were some of the most prevalent.  Salvaged by recovery workers and forensic experts from the Fresh Kills landfill, a recovered ID badge was often the only evidence that someone had been in the WTC complex on Sept. 11. Authorities went to great lengths to return IDs to victims’ families and survivors.  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 »

Oral Historians for 9/11 Memorial Museum hit the Road

Sometimes, you just need to get out the office to get the job done. That was the case for 9/11 Memorial Museum staff members Amy Weinstein, Jenny Pachuki and Ryan Pawling, who traveled  to Florida for a "workation."Tasked to interview residents of Palm Beach Gardens, many of whom were responders and family members of victims of to the Sept. 11 attacks, our dedicated crew made a point to get a better understanding of the family members lost on that fateful day.  Read more »

Large 9/11 artifacts heading to the museum

An online slideshow and story from DNAinfo.com reveals some of the large artifacts that are heading for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in the fall.According to DNAinfo’s Julie Shapiro, “The items include a 47,000-pound piece of the North Tower’s antenna and a 10,000-pound elevator motor that once propelled workers up into the skyscrapers.”The  Read more »

OVER $2 MILLION FROM LMDC TO HELP BUILD DYNAMIC MULTIMEDIA DISPLAYS FOR MUSEUM (Updated X2)

This morning, the Board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation approved $2.29 million in funds to help support key elements of the Museum's exhibitions, including the Introductory Exhibition which is rendered above. The funds will make possible the development of multimedia displays authentic voices of those who experienced and survived the attacks. A core component of the exhibition will feature firsthand accounts using audio recordings, including  Read more »