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9/11 Memorial Employee Inspired to Become US Citizen

Jose Mendes, 9/11 Memorial mechanic. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. Jose Mendes, 9/11 Memorial mechanic. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

Profile of Jose Mendes, a 9/11 Memorial mechanic who recently became an American citizen.  Read more »

New on View: Gloves Worn on 9/11 During Pentagon Rescue Efforts

Gloves worn by Richard Stallings on 9/11. Collections 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of FBI Special Agent Richard Stallings. Gloves worn by Richard Stallings on 9/11. Collections 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of FBI Special Agent Richard Stallings.

A artifact worn by an FBI special agent on 9/11 is now on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's historical exhibition.  Read more »

Three Days Until 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk, Community Day

Participants in the 2015 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York, NY on April 26, 2015. Photo by Ben Hider. Participants in the 2015 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York, NY on April 26, 2015. Photo by Ben Hider.

The 9/11 Memorial will hold its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk and Community Day on April 24.  Read more »

9/11 Museum Program Focuses on ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ with Rabbi, Imam, Cardinal

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Imam Khalid Latif and Cardinal Timothy Dolan at 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Imam Khalid Latif and Cardinal Timothy Dolan at 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum extends interfaith conversation that began with the visit of Pope Francis to the museum in September.  Read more »

Today Marks 21st Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Field of empty chairs at the memorial. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Field of empty chairs at the memorial. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Students participate in National Volunteer Week at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff. Students participate in National Volunteer Week at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Elementary School Acquiring Original WTC Artifacts

Cracker Trail Elementary third-grader Ellie Brinling and guidance counselor Crystal Baugh on Sept. 11, 2015 after the planting of the school's survivor tree, which grew from a seed obtained by Brinling during her visit to the 9/11 Memorial. Photo Courtesy of Highlands Today. Cracker Trail Elementary third-grader Ellie Brinling and guidance counselor Crystal Baugh on Sept. 11, 2015 after the planting of the school's survivor tree, which grew from a seed obtained by Brinling during her visit to the 9/11 Memorial. Photo Courtesy of Highlands Today.

A third-grader’s visit to the 9/11 Memorial inspired her school’s acquisition of some remaining relics from the original World Trade Center.  Read more »

Scholar Explains Why Women Are Joining ISIS

Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Birmingham University speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Cliff Chanin. Photo by Jin Lee. Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Birmingham University speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Cliff Chanin. Photo by Jin Lee.

Last night, the 9/11 Memorial Museum hosted Katherine E. Brown, a scholar who specializes in gender and terrorism, to discuss ISIS’ recruitment of women.  Read more »

Tribeca Film Festival Reaches 15-Year Milestone

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night and runs through April 24.  Read more »

Woman Running Cross-Country to Honor 9/11 Victims

Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page. Jan Walker during her four-month journey across the US. Photo courtesy of Jan Walker from the Rise Up for the Fallen Facebook page.

Jan Walker from Knoxville, Tenn. is on a four-month journey to run across American in honor of 9/11 victims.  Read more »