A Year in Review
A Look Back at 2017
At the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the year was filled with meaningful tributes, special events, memorable visits and more.
By the Numbers
In 2017, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum welcomed millions of visitors from around the world.
in all 50 states and seven countries during Anniversary in the Schools program & webinar
Professional Development Workshops
in Youth & Family Programs
Objects, audio recordings and oral histories acquired
Total artifacts in the collection
Los Angeles Kings hockey jersey signed by first responders, professional hockey players, and 9/11 victims' families
Donated by Warren, Mojgan, Matthew and Joshua Binder in loving memory of Ace Bailey, Mark Bavis, and the many brave FDNY and NYPD who lost their lives trying to save people and all the countless innocent victims of 9/11
Photograph by Jin S. Lee
Fishing reel owned by Stephen A. Knapp, one of six victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Gift of the Knapp family
Photograph by Michael Hnatov
Window glass fragment recovered by FEMA responder Harold Edward Spedding after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Gift of Daniel Sassa in remembrance of those lost in the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center
Photograph by 9/11 Museum Collections Staff
The Museum welcomes experts, artists and performers to help further conversations about the history of 9/11 and its continued impact.
Public program attendees
Museum visitors leave touching and powerful messages on digital screens near a piece of remnant World Trade Center steel. These comments and reflections are preserved in an archive.
Entries in 2017
Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker
In May, a special exhibition, "Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker," opened in the South Tower Gallery, featuring 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. From the time the original World Trade Center towers first rose into the New York City skyline, they began appearing on covers of The New Yorker. For years, artists treated the Twin Towers playfully. After 9/11, somber imagery emerged. While the destruction of the towers was not depicted, the anxiety and sadness engulfing the nation took form on The New Yorker covers after the attacks. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site. The exhibition will remain on view through Fall 2018.
Connecting with the Community
Throughout 2017, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continued to build and strengthen relationships in support of its mission.
Sacrifice and Survival
Explore the Registries, a living historical record of survival, recovery and commemoration.
Rescue and recovery worker profiles
Witness and survivor profiles
9/11 Memorial locations worldwide