Browse Search About the Collection Curator Stories

See More Objects

Listen to Collection Stories

more on this object hear audio
read transcript
"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright

hear audio
read transcript
"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
hear audio
read transcript
"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones

Credits | Privacy Policy
©2002 National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
This crumpled piece of exterior sheathing from the World Trade Center was recovered from the debris pile...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...
This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani used this cell phone on September 11, 2001...