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Lee Ielpi

Lee Ielpi

Board President of the September 11th Families’ Association and co-founder of 9/11 Tribute Center

Jennifer Adams-Webb

Jennifer Adams-Webb

CEO of the September 11th Families’ Association and co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute Center

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New York Stock Exchange Starting Bell

The 9/11 Tribute Center rings the starting bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, September 8th, bringing national attention to the importance of teaching 9/11 in America’s classrooms. 9/11 Tribute Center staff, educators, students ring the bell.

Teaching 9/11, the second set of free online educational resources created by the 9/11 Tribute Center, is specifically targeted at teachers. The online video interviews with both educators and students, the accompanying lesson plans including Common Core alignments, and links to resources were developed in collaboration with schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

“We know from our 8 years of experience of interacting with teachers, that they say they don’t know how or where to begin in approaching a sensitive and challenging topic,” said 9/11 Tribute Center Curator, Meriam Lobel. “These interactive materials which will be updated throughout the year are designed to give educators thought-provoking ideas for creating inquiry-based, engaging lessons about 9/11 and its profound impact in our lives.”


We Were There – Weekly Presentation

Summer 2014

Every week the 9/11 Tribute Center presents a duet of two stories, We Were There, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium.
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Press Partnership with New York City Explorer Pass

Explorer Partnership

April 23, 2013

Smart Destinations, Inc. recently partnered with the 9/11 Tribute Center and added it to the New York Explorer Pass must-see attractions.
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Press Military with USO singers at Day of Service 2013

Day of Service 2013

September 26, 2013

600 volunteers joined the 9/11 Tribute Center, assembling 400 bicycles for children of active military.
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Press Behr Paint in 9/11 Tribute Center

Behr Paint

January 16, 2013

The 9/11 Tribute Center was the beneficiary of skilled professional expertise courtesy of Behr Paint and Home Depot when sixteen corporate volunteers spent a day painting and refurbishing portions of the Center’s galleries.
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Press Opening of Tiles of Tribute exhibit with Christine Quinn and Lee Ielpi

Tiles of Tribute opening Jan 2013

January 6, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the September 11th Families’ Association and the NY Public Library unveiled an exhibit of ceramic tiles, “Tiles of Tribute,” part of one of NYC’s spontaneous memorials to 9/11.
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Lee Ielpi and Jennifer Adams at opening of Building World Trade exhibit

Building World Trade opening 2012

December 10th, 2012

9/11 Tribute Center opened a new exhibit, “Building World Trade” in Gallery Five to show the future of the WTC complex.
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Lee Ielpi with FDNY Engine 54 and Ladder 4 at Day of Service 2012

Day of Service 2012

September 6, 2012

Over 500 volunteers joined the 9/11 Tribute Center to build 400 bicycles for children of active-duty military.
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New York National Guard at the 9/11 Tribute Center

NY National Guard

May 12, 2012

The 9/11 Tribute Center honored the NY National Guard, for their service immediately after the attacks of 9/11, in recognition of Armed Forces Day.
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