The Stories They Tell

In conjunction with special commemorative dates, 9/11 Memorial & Museum staff share in-depth looks into the institution’s key objects, stories and themes.

Free to Museum visitors.

Upcoming Talks in the Stories They Tell Series:

9/11 Anniversary

A Mosaic of Memory
This talk describes the creation and significance of artist Spencer Finch’s installation, Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning, located at the Museum’s bedrock level.
Schedule: September 12, 12 p.m.

No Day Shall Erase You 
This talk explores the gallery of objects, photographs and recorded remembrances dedicated to honoring the lives lived by the victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, terrorist attacks.
Schedule: September 13, 12 p.m.

A Place of Remembrance
This talk recounts the design and construction of the 9/11 Memorial, from its early planning phases through its dedication and opening.
Schedule: September 14, 12 p.m. 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Survivor Stories
This talk tells the story of John Abruzzo, a survivor of both the February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.
Schedule: October 3, 17 and 31, 12 p.m.


Trees of Steel: The World Trade Center Tridents
This talk explores the architectural history of the World Trade Center site as exemplified by the tridents, iconic forked beams that withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11.
Schedule: October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 12 p.m.

Salute to Service/Veterans Day

SEAL Team Six and the Hunt for bin Laden
This talk discusses the decades-long manhunt for the founder of al-Qaeda and the daring raid that ultimately eliminated Osama bin Laden.
Schedule: November 7, 12 p.m.

Live Talk