Students from the Immaculate Conception School Aquinas Honor Society and principal Dori Breen show the tribute mural given to them by the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Carl Ballenas)
A blank canvas hanging seven stories below the World Trade Center became a shared space for children and adults from all over the world to convey messages of hope and paint inspiring images. This collective art project is a part of the activities offered in the winter and fall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s education center. Recently, the museum’s education staff gave a completed mural as a gift to the first school group to attend one of the education programs, which began last fall.Read more
Brian Christopher Hickey's name on the South Memorial Pool.
This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families. On 9/11, Capt. Brian Hickey responded to the World Trade Center and died among many other fathers that day.Read more
Renderings of future 2WTC, image courtesy of DBOX.
The new renderings for the new 80-story 2 World Trade Center were released last week. The new building, standing at 1,340 feet tall, will be the last of the seven buildings to be completed that encompass the WTC site.Read more
Retired FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano (Photo: Joe Woolhead)
Salvatore “Sal” Cassano, retired fire commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, will return to the World Trade Center site on Saturday June 20, 2015 as a special guest for the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Stories & Art program.Read more
In October 2001, a Wall Street broker commissioned the painting of maple trees on his property in Newtown, Connecticut to create a living memorial to nine colleagues from the American Stock Exchange, and the son of another, killed at the World Trade Center. Listen to the artist recount his memories of taking this photo and explain the story behind this mural.Read more
Clifford Chanin and Bernard Haykel at earlier Heart of the Matter live talk (Photo: Jin Lee)
On June 24, a senior member of the United States Special Forces will join Clifford Chanin, 9/11 Memorial Vice-President for Education and Public Programs, in conversation about the unique challenges of fighting terrorism in the next talk in the Heart of the Matter series. The Special Forces expert, whose name cannot be revealed due to security considerations, will focus on the role of special military operations in diverse theaters, including Iraq and Afghanistan.Read more
A Peter Rabbit stuffed animal that belonged to the youngest 9/11 victim, Christine Lee Hanson. (Photo: Jin Lee)
At two-and-a-half years old, Christine Lee Hanson was the youngest of the eight children who were killed on 9/11, all passengers aboard the aircraft commandeered by terrorists. Christine’s life will be remembered through the display of her beloved Peter Rabbit, which will be installed in the 9/11 Museum’s Memorial Exhibition tonight.Read more