oral histories

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Rendering of In Memoriam (rendering by Thinc Design with Local Projects) Rendering of In Memoriam (rendering by Thinc Design with Local Projects)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is gathering recorded oral histories from family and friends to remember every victim of 9/11.  Read more »

A 9/11 Story of Love and Loss

Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.) Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.)

The widow of 9/11 victim Norman Rossinow recounts how the couple met and fell in love.    Read more »

Flight 93 Memorial Finalizing Oral Histories

Bronze panels honoring the victims of Flight 93 at the National September 11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo) Bronze panels honoring the victims of Flight 93 at the National September 11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo)

More than 780 interviews have been recorded to create collection of 9/11 accounts from Somerset County, Pa.  Read more »

New social network Broadcastr shares audio from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent archive

 The 9/11 Memorial has just recently announced a featured partnership with Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent archive of oral history and remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s growing network.  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 »

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 »