The MEMO Blog

The official blog of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum features stories of commemoration and memorialization, and information on our public programs, special events, and ways to get involved.

Long alt text: Dozens of square tiles that are varying shades of blue are seen up close in Memorial Hall.
Photo by Dan Winters

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9/11 Memorial Commemorates International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

August 21, 2020

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

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9/11 Memorial Museum to Reopen to 9/11 Families on September 11 and to the Public on September 12

August 19, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will reopen exclusively for 9/11 family members on the 19th anniversary of 9/11. It will reopen to the public, five days a week, starting on September 12. All visitors to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum must follow our health and safety guidelines.

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Explore the Redesigned Rescue & Recovery Workers Registry

August 13, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum redesigned its Rescue & Recovery Workers’ Registry, which serves as a digital archive of stories from rescue and recovery workers and other communities impacted by the 9/11 attacks, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the ongoing repercussions of both events.

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Marking the 46th Anniversary of Philippe Petit’s High-Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers

August 7, 2020

On this day in 1974, 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit took his position at 1,350 feet above ground on the edge of the South Tower during the early morning hours.

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Remembering New York City Journalist Pete Hamill

August 5, 2020

We are saddened by the loss of one of New York City’s singular talents, the great Pete Hamill, who captured through his writing the juncture of grief, compassion, empathy, patriotism, and community that so distinguished the days and weeks after the 9/11 attacks. 

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Working at the 9/11 Memorial: Through the Eyes of a Communications Intern

August 4, 2020

A former intern, and native New Yorker, reflects on her experience working at the 9/11 Memorial.

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9/11 Memorial Will Be Closed August 4 Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

August 3, 2020

In preparation for Tropical Storm Isaias, the 9/11 Memorial plaza will be closed on Tuesday, August 4, when the storm is expected to hit the tristate area.

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New York Times Lauds 9/11 Memorial Museum's "Sensitive and Illuminating" Virtual Tours for Children

July 28, 2020

The New York Times praised the 9/11 Memorial Museum's new virtual Memorial tours for families as "sensitive and Illuminating" in a recent round-up of activities to do during quarantine.  

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9/11 Memorial Activities Offered As Part Of NYC Virtual Field Trip Initiative

July 22, 2020

NYC & Company, the City of New York’s official destination-marketing organization, is launching an “NYC Virtual Field Trips” online resource, which will spotlight online experiences of New York’s many cultural institutions—including the 9/11 Memorial & Museum—to engage those currently unable to visit the city.

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A Tree, Gone; Its Roots, Enduring

July 17, 2020

In 2016, this arresting maquette was donated to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum by the sculptor, thereby preserving a bronzed fraction of the storied sycamore near its original habitat outside St. Paul’s Chapel. Today, Trinity Root endures, virtually, as an exemplar of Response Art shared in Inside the Collection.

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