9/11 Tribute Museum

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9/11 Tribute Museum
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Former names 9/11 Tribute Center, Tribute WTC Visitor Center
General information
Status Open
Type Museum
Location 92 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006.
Coordinates 40°42′36.3″N 74°0′44.7″W / 40.710083°N 74.012417°W / 40.710083; -74.012417Coordinates: 40°42′36.3″N 74°0′44.7″W / 40.710083°N 74.012417°W / 40.710083; -74.012417
Opening September 6, 2006
Website
http://911tributemuseum.org/

The 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center and Tribute WTC shares personal stories of family members who lost loved ones, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers, and Lower Manhattan residents with those who want to learn about the September 11 attacks. It is located in the World Trade Center section of Manhattan, New York City and provides walking tours and galleries with 9/11 artifacts and history.

Organization[edit]

The 9/11 Tribute Museum provides education experiences for visitors and a central place for the local community and victims' families and friends to gather and share their personal experiences with the public.[1]

Through walking tours, exhibitions and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Museum connects visitors with people who directly experienced the events of the February 26, 1993 bombing and September 11, 2001 attacks. The Tribute Museum has hosted more than four million visitors from all over the world.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and is a project of the September 11th Families' Association.

History[edit]

The 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center and Tribute WTC Visitor Center, is a project of the September 11th Families’ Association.[2]

The September 11th Families’ Association was created by widows and other family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. The Association established a mission to unite and support all victims of terrorism through communication, representation and peer support.[3]

The 9/11 Tribute Center opened on September 6, 2006, across the street from the World Trade Center site and next to the Engine 10/Ladder 10 Firehouse of the New York City Fire Department.[4]

It was located in the former Liberty Deli, where meals and supplies were given to rescue workers in the attacks' aftermath. The Association renovated the space to create an educational center with photos, artifacts, and stories shared by the community. In June 2017 it moved to 92 Greenwich Street, a location that provides it with more exhibit space.[5]

Tours[edit]

9/11 Tribute Museum volunteer giving a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum has trained guides who have personal 9/11 experiences.[6] The 9/11 Tribute Museum is open to the public and organizes 40 tours a week; these tours are one hour 15 minutes long. The Education Department also offers learning programming, professional development, and workshops.[7]

Exhibits[edit]

The museum has three floors. All galleries are Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.

The Huffington Post wrote that "walking through the museum is like being transported back to the turmoil, destruction and anguish of 9/11. Exhibits express the disbelief and heartache of New York and the nation."[8]

Other 9/11 memorials[edit]

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a partner of the 9/11 Tribute Museum and serves as the primary memorial to the events September 11, 2001. Aside from the memorial constructed at Ground Zero, there are many other memorials built by various communities and municipalities throughout the United States. Many of these memorials are built around a remnant of steel from the destroyed towers. These remnants have been donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through a program that has distributed more than 1,000 pieces of World Trade Center steel.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ catty. "Traveling to NYC??? Enjoy the 3rd Annual "Night at the Museums" on June 21". Jewish Voice. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Richard Dodd: 14 years later, another memorial". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  3. ^ "History - 9/11 Tribute Center". 9/11 Tribute Center. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  4. ^ "9/11 Tribute Center Going Strong Despite Opening Of National Museum". Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  5. ^ Egbert, Bill (2017-06-15). "Bigger space, broader mission for 9/11 Tribute Museum". Downtown Express. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Visiting New York's 9/11 sites: What you need to know | Fox News". Fox News. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  7. ^ "9/11 Memorial Live Stream 2015: Watch New York Anniversary Ceremony At September 11 Memorial Plaza". International Business Times. 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  8. ^ "The 9/11 Memorial Tribute Walking Tour". The Huffington Post. 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  9. ^ "World Trade Center steel to be part of Cedar Rapids 9/11 ceremony". The Gazette. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 

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