On View: The National 9/11 Memorial Museum

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is a somber remembrance of the heroes and victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Through a series of multi-faceted exhibitions, the 110,000 square foot museum honors the nearly 3,000 people who perished during the devastating attacks. At its recent dedication President Obama called the museum “A sacred place of healing and hope.”

 

Interactive touchscreens feature portraits of those lost on 9/11 (Photo: Jin Lee)

Interactive touchscreens feature portraits of those lost on 9/11 (Photo: Jin Lee)

Located within the original World Trade Center site, the museum’s mission is two-fold: it is both a memorial and a historical resource. The stories of what happened — before, during and after the attacks — are told through multi-media displays, archives, personal narratives and a vast collection of artifacts.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says about the opening, “The Museum tells the heartbreaking stories of unimaginable loss, but also the inspiring stories of courage and compassion. Its opening honors the commitment we made to the 9/11 family members and to all future generations: That we would never forget those we lost or the terrible lessons we learned that day.”

 

A fire truck partially melted on 9/11 (Photo: Jin Lee)

A fire truck partially melted on 9/11 (Photo: Jin Lee)

For more information on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, visit 911memorial.org.