The stories they tell Artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial Museum : a journey of remembrance

National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Organization)

Book - 2013

This poignant selection of artifacts - and their stories - from September 11 provides an official, lasting record of that day's experience. In both text and photography, the story of September 11 is told through a selection of powerfully moving artifacts from the 9/11 museum's collection that serve as touchstones to the day and its aftermath. From crushed FDNY trucks to the steel that was pierced as planes struck the Twin Towers, from victims' property pulled from the wreckage and... returned to families (who later donated the property to the museum) to spontaneous memorials collected from around Ground Zero, the array of objects tell complex and often surprising stories. Poignant artifacts as monumental as the Vesey Street staircase - which offered an escape for thousands fleeing the towers - and as intimate as a loved one's wedding band or last recorded phone message are selected to illuminate people's experiences during and after September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. The mission of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. The museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath.

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Published
New York, NY : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc 2013.
Language
English
Item Description
"Published in association with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum"--Front flap.
Physical Description
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
ISBN
9780847841332
0847841332
Corporate Author
National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Organization) (-)
Other Authors
Clifford Chanin (editor of compilation), Alice M. Greenwald (writer of preface), Michael Bloomberg (writer of introduction), Joe Daniels
  • Archaeology
  • Remembrance
  • History
  • Tribute.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The director of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum shares a poignant selection of artifacts from Ground Zero to shares their stories in moving text and photography, featuring such subjects as crushed FDNY trucks, steel that was impacted by the planes and victims' recovered property that was donated to the museum.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This poignant selection of artifacts—and their stories—from September 11 provides an official, lasting record of that day’s experience. In both text and photography, the story of September 11 is told through a selection of powerfully moving artifacts from the 9/11 museum’s collection that serve as touchstones to the day and its aftermath. From crushed FDNY trucks to the steel that was pierced as planes struck the Twin Towers, from victims’ property pulled from the wreckage and returned to families (who later donated the property to the museum) to spontaneous memorials collected from around Ground Zero, the array of objects tell complex and often surprising stories. Poignant artifacts as monumental as the Vesey Street staircase—which offered an escape for thousands fleeing the towers—and as intimate as a loved one’s wedding band or last recorded phone message are selected to illuminate people’s experiences during and after September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. The mission of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. The museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath.