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:

Rescue and Recovery Week

The Survivor Stairs
This talk tells the story of the Vesey Street Staircase, which served as a key pathway to safety for hundreds on 9/11 and is now a design fixture in the museum.
Schedule: May 29, 12:00 p.m.

Collecting at Ground Zero: The Story of Hangar 17
This talk tells the story of the unprecedented efforts to find and preserve historic artifacts shortly after 9/11.
Schedule: May 30, 12:00 p.m.

Bedrock to Infinity
This talk explores how the 9/11 Memorial Museum, set within the foundations of the original World Trade Center, was shaped by recovery operations and historic preservation efforts at Ground Zero.
Schedule: May 31, 12:00 p.m.

Father’s Day

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.
Schedule: June 15, 12:00 p.m.


Live Talk