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

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.

Latest Posts

1993 WTC Bombing As Told Through Artifacts

February 25, 2020

Twenty-seven years ago, terrorists detonated an explosive-filled van on the B2 level of the underground parking garage in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the terrorists’ mission to destroy the towers failed, six people were killed in the attack and hundreds were injured. We share this history from the events of the day to the investigation inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum through artifacts and firsthand accounts.

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Remembering the Victims of the 1993 Bombing of the World Trade Center

February 24, 2020

Today we honor the six victims of the first attack on the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.

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On View: Harvey Joseph Gardner III’s Floppy Disk

February 20, 2020

A 9/11 family member reflects on how seemingly ordinary objects, like a floppy disk currently on view in the memorial exhibition, provide a tangible connection to our collective past.

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Q&A with Mary McCord: What Everyone Needs to Know About Prosecuting Domestic Terrorism

February 18, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, Mary McCord of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and Seamus Hughes of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism will discuss what constitutes “domestic terrorism” and the challenges in prosecuting it during a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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Months Before 9/11, A Married Couple Renewed Their Vows On ‘Top Of The World’ At The WTC

February 14, 2020

This Valentine’s Day we celebrate the marriage of Gene Cassara and Barbara Murphy, who renewed their wedding vows atop the World Trade Center in an unforgettable ceremony seven months before 9/11.

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Counterterrorism Scholar Explains Essential Role of Women in Political Violence

February 12, 2020

On Monday, Joana Cook spoke about her research, her experience of 9/11, and the role of women in modern counterterrorism efforts in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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On View: John August Santore's Magna Doodle Message

February 7, 2020

A conservator at the 9/11 Memorial Museum reflects on the challenges poses by displaying a drawing inscribed on a Magna Doodle in the Museum's "In Memoriam" gallery.

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Visitors to Museum Meet Working Dogs, Celebrate Opening of "K-9 Courage"

February 4, 2020

On Saturday, February 1, the 9/11 Memorial Museum celebrated the opening of the new special exhibition, K-9 Courage, with a family-friendly K-9 festival.

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Q&A with Joana Cook, Author of "A Woman's Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11"

February 3, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum's winter/spring 2020 fall public programming season kicks off on Monday, February 10, with A Woman's Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11. 

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9/11 Memorial on the Small Screen

January 17, 2020

In the coming months, the 9/11 Memorial will be featured in several popular television shows. The Memorial plays a different role in each program, but its ongoing presence in the cultural landscape builds public awareness around the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s mission and demonstrates how this sacred space is an essential part of the fabric of life in New York City.

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