Chapter 5: Storytelling, Memorialization, and Commemoration

Honoring the need for communities to grieve together


After tragic events, communities often come together to grieve and take solace in one another. For cultural organizations, honoring this need for community grieving and remembering is important, and indeed for some organizations may become part of the programming offered. In this chapter, key staff members of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum speak to the critical need for and challenges with creating opportunities for communities to come together to commemorate.




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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number CAGML-247929-OMLS-20, in cooperation with the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.


Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas, número de subvención federal CAGML-247929-OMLS-20, en cooperación con la Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.