The Stories They Tell

9/11 Memorial staff share behind-the-scenes stories about the Memorial and Museum and its collections. 

Free to Museum visitors.

Upcoming Talks in the Stories They Tell Series:

Monday, July 24, 2017, 12–12:30 p.m.

Bryan Willits, Interpretive Guide, will present Stories of Flight 93. This talk uses various recovered objects to tell the story of the counterassault by passengers and crew aboard hijacked Flight 93.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 12–12:30 p.m.

Jessica Chen, Director of Public Programs, will present Karyn’s Wings. This talk explores the legacy of the 9/11 attacks through a flight attendant’s service pin, which traveled from Arkansas to Afghanistan in remembrance of a Flight 11 victim.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12–12:30 p.m.

Danielle Hodes, Manager of Public Programs, will present Faces of Ground Zero. This talk tells the story of two 9/11 rescue workers featured in photographer Joe McNally’s series of larger than life Polaroid portraits, "Faces of Ground Zero."

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12–12:30 p.m.

Jessica Chen, Director of Public Programs, will present Welles Crowther’s Red Bandana. This talk tells the story of Welles Crowther, the “Man in the Red Bandana,” whose heroism on 9/11 inspired many.

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12–12:30 p.m.

Hope Morrill, Interpretive Programs Manager, will present 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.

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