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9/11 Tribute Museum could close if it doesn't find financial support

The tribute museum is a few blocks away from ground zero, which is different from the national museum.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2022, 12:30 AM

Updated 823 days ago

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The 9/11 Tribute Museum CEO said Friday that without financial assistance fast, the museum will not be able to keep the doors open.
The tribute museum is a few blocks away from ground zero, which is different from the national museum.
Jim Giaccone has volunteered at the museum since 2010 and has lead hundreds of walking tours.
He is one of many volunteers who either lost a loved one or survived the Sept. 11 attacks and now shares their story.
Giaccone lost his brother on 9/11.
He says losing the museum would be devastating not just for him, but for future generations.
"It became a vehicle for me to make sure my brother doesn't disappear because if I tell my story and I talk about my brother to all these people that come through the tribute museum, he will never be forgotten and he will never disappear," Giaccone says. "You know, we're 20 years since it happen and this next generation have no connection to the history of 9/11 and the days of living through those horrible, unknown times. It's very important that we have this ability to teach that next generation."
The museum relied heavily on tourism, which was down drastically during the pandemic.
Giaccone says the museum needs an "angel donor" or some of kind of partner soon or it will not be able to continue to serve the public.


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