Three blocks from the World Trade Center site, the 9/11 Tribute Museum shut its doors for the last time on Wednesday, according to museum authorities.
Jennifer Adams-Webb, the museum's CEO and co-founder, claimed that the lower Manhattan location had to close due to financial difficulties made worse by the Covid-19 lockdowns.
According to the source, Adams-Webb, who is also the CEO of the September 11th Families' Association, claimed that the museum suffered greatly during the pandemic since visitors and supporters were unable to go.
To the New York Post, she spoke. “We were completely closed for six months in 2020. We had been averaging 300,000 visitors a year … and last year we had a total of 26,000 visitors, so it completely annihilated our earned income.”
On this #GivingTuesday, your support means more than ever. A donation to the September 11th Families' Association will provide programs for the 9/11 community, students, and will also help to keep the 9/11 Tribute Museum's doors open.
To donate, visit: https://t.co/wnjFbT4eJn
— 9/11 Tribute Museum (@911TribMuseum) November 30, 2021
In 2004, family of 9/11 victims who wanted a location for people to remember the 2001 terrorist assault that killed nearly 3,000 people had the concept for the museum. According to the NY Post, the group transformed a 30,000 square foot facility into a venue that presents a first-person story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from survivors and their families.
A Change.org petition that the 9/11 Tribute Museum initiated in March to alert the public that it will soon be forced to close received more than 33,600 signatures. The petition urged signers to lobby Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams for money for museums.
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