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The 9/11 Museum Gets An Opening Day

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan has finally gotten it’s opening date. The facility will officially open to the public on May 21st, the announcement was made on Monday.

The museum’s two main exhibitions are “In Memoriam,” which pays tributes to the 2,983 people killed on September 11, 2001 and during the February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The other historical exhibition details the events of September 11, 2001 at the three attack sites in the U.S. and around the world.

There will be plenty of activities and opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Before the official opening, there will be a “Dedication Period” from May 15 through May 20 in which previews are planned for 9/11 families, rescue and recovery workers, survivors, and lower Manhattan residents and business owners.

Opening week will also serve as time to pay tribute to rescue workers and many others.

During that week, the museum will remain open 24 hours a day to serve as a tribute to the Grounds Zero rescue workers who worked around the clock following the attack.

Personal artifacts, possessions, photos, audio and video footage, and first-person testimonials are among the media included to tell the history.

Tickets will be available to the general public beginning March 26 at 911memorial.org.

 

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