9/11 Resources

Resources and Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

Photo credti: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The following offers additional 9/11 resources, information about local museum exhibits, and upcoming Professional Development workshops for educators.


Local Museums

The Twin Towers and the City: Photographs by Camilo Jose Vergara
Museum of the City of New York Exhibit: September 3, 2011 - December 4, 2011 
MacArthur award-winning photographer Camilo Jose Vergara’s four decades-long study of the World Trade Center captures the Twin Towers’ place in the history of the city, their colossal presence on New York’s skyline, and their surprising gracefulness. Beginning in the 1970s, the photographer repeatedly turned his lens on the towers from vantage points throughout the metropolitan area. The resulting images, showing Brooklyn, New Jersey, the Bronx, or Manhattan in the foreground with the towers in the distance, are a startling and poetic reminder of how ubiquitous the towers were in the landscape of city life, even in spots far removed from Lower Manhattan. The exhibition will also highlight multiple sequences – many never before exhibited -- showing changing views from the 1970s, 1980s, 2001, and 2011. Together, they document the remaking of the city's skyline as well as surrounding neighborhoods, shedding new light on the ever-transforming metropolis.

Remembering 9/11
New-York Historical Society Exhibit: September 8, 2011 - April 1, 2012
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center, as well as letters written to police officers and firefighters; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times “Portraits of Grief” series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

FDNY-EMS September 11 Memorial
New York City Fire Museum: Ongoing
The Museum maintains a memorial to the 343 members of FDNY-EMS who made the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11, 2001 and an accompanying exhibit of FDNY artifacts recovered from the Ground Zero site.

9.11 Remembered
The New York City Police Museum: Ongoing 
The New York City Police Museum has a permanent multi-media exhibit that chronicles the extraordinary role the NYPD played in response to September 11, 2001. Through exclusive on-camera interviews, striking photographs, and numerous Ground Zero artifacts, the exhibit tells the dramatic and remarkable story of New York’s Finest, through their eyes and in their own words.

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