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Don't Trash Your Stash: Where to Send Twin Towers Photos and Memorabilia

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The Twin Towers Up CloseDon't Trash Your Stash:  Where to Photos and Memorabilia of the Twin Towers

Recently, I was working with a client who was purging from her photograph collection and we came across several photos of the Twin Towers from years past.  Hesitant to throw away something so historical, I thought I would try to find a place that would like to keep them.

As it turns out, there is a 9/11 Memorial Museum that does accept donations of photographs, as well as other types of memorabilia such as journals, letters, video footage, audio footage and even personal effects from the victims.  The material doesn't have to be personal in nature relating to the twin towers and/or the 9/11 event, but it can be. 

A quick phone call verified that the photos can be hard copies snail-mailed or digital copies emailed to them.  They may or may not decide to use the items, but it gives the items one more chance to stay out of the landfill. 

They did say that they would like to have the contact information of the donor sent along with the items so they may send a letter back.  I was also told that they do receive quite a number of donation inquiries, so it may take a bit of time to send a reply.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum website is www.911memorial.org.  Digital files can be emailed for review to collections@911memorial.org. (Please note this is a different email address than the one shown on the website. I was told during my phone call that the one on the website is being phased out and the one above is the new permanent address).  Any additional questions can be answered by sending an email or by calling 212-312-8800.

The Twin Towers from the Ferry

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Shanna Perino
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

This is a picture of my son Brian, then 5 years old - now 23. We were saililng around New York harbor on a sail boat. I look at this picture often and think - what a crying shame.

Jul 01, 2011 05:32 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Shanna, I'm so glad that you found the museum and the website and decided to share with us.  Thanks for theinformation.

Jul 09, 2011 11:15 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Shanna, You are a neighbor in Nashville.  Thanks so much for following my blog. I look forward to reading your posts and hope you have a great weekend.

Sep 01, 2017 08:59 PM
Bo Zivak
Zivak Realty Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate Broker

Hi Shanna, Thanks for the information here on Activerain. 

Aug 09, 2022 05:44 AM