In memory of those who were lost in the attacks at the World Trade Center site and in honor of the first responders, the Museum invites the public to come reflect and remember on September 11. Admission to MJH Highlights (Ordinary Treasures: Highlights from the Museum of Jewish Heritage Collection, The Pickman Keeping History Center, and Andy Goldsworthy’s contemplative Garden of Stones) is free for all*.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage offers a contemplative space with its proximity to the site of the tragedy, identity as a downtown cultural institution, and mission of remembrance. A memorial candle will be lit in the main lobby where visitors may pause to reflect. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Garden of Stones by Andy Goldsworthy for a moment of contemplation. Planted by the artist, Holocaust survivors, and their families, this living memorial of trees growing from stones calls on us to remember and to carry our remembrance into the future.
Since opening on September 11, 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage has borne witness to New York City history and shared in its most difficult moments. In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Museum family mourned along with the rest of New York City and the Museum closed its doors for a week.