9/11 Tribute Museum closes after dip in attendance

The 9/11 Tribute Museum in lower Manhattan is closing. The museum has had major difficulties with attendance, continued sponsorship and has been unable to return after the effects of the pandemic.

Museum attendance has fallen from 500,000 in 2011 to just over 25,000 last year.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum was founded by the 9/11 Families Association in November 2001 whose mission was to unite the 9/11 community, present ever-evolving issues and share resources for recovery at long term.

The 9/11 Families Association honors the families of the 746 World Trade Center victims who resided in or had ties to New Jersey.

The programs that the museum and the 9/11 Families Association have put together are very impressive. They have gone from psychological healing to educational zoom meetings for students, awareness walks and tributes to families who suffered great loss at the hands of one of the worst, if not the worst attack on American soil.

A decorated Ground Zero pillar and the Slurry Wall are seen on a tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum

A decorated Ground Zero pillar and the Slurry Wall are seen during a tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In an interview with Channel 7 News in New York, 11th Families Association CEO and co-founder Jennifer Adams-Webb said, “We have millions of dollars in debt with our lease, and trying to make up for that on top of that. of our annual operating cost is nearly impossible without visitors or intervention from our government.”

The museum is on Greenwich Avenue in Lower Manhattan and is not part of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero.

There are so many programs and resources they have developed to educate and help families who lost victims on 9/11 cope with the tragedy. The museum will continue to operate virtually but other walks and visits have been canceled and the doors of the museum have been closed on Wednesday August 17, 2022.

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