Year in Review: 2016 at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

The Tribute in Light is seen shining above Manhattan in this night view of the 9/11 Memorial. The moon glows beside the two blue-white beams symbolizing the Twin Towers. A sprawling reflecting pool is lit up white in the foreground.
A view of the Tribute in Light from the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

This year at the 9/11 Memorial Museum marked five years since the dedication of the memorial and two years since the museum opened.

As the year draws to a close, we look back and count the many ways that the memorial and museum brought meaning to our visitors:

We honored the 15-year anniversary of the attacks at a ceremony held on the 9/11 Memorial and welcomed family members from across the country. In addition, over 30,700 students were reached with our Anniversary in the Schools program and webinar that educated students from across the country.

The first temporary exhibition, ‘Rendering the Unthinkable’ which explores artist’s responses to 9/11, opened in the museum. The ‘Ground Zero Flag’ also returned home and is now on view in the museum.

The Our City. Our Story. podcast series was launched, featuring the stories of New Yorkers including Robert DeNiro and Katie Couric. Reaching out to members of the community, over 1,800 veterans and their families visited the museum at no charge during Salute to Service.

Our evening public program series featured guests that included Joe Torre, Mandy Patinkin the creators of Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ and CIA Director John Brennan.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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