Gary Marlon Suson, a photographer, was in New York on September 11th and had unique access to Ground Zero. After cultivating a supportive relationship with members of the New York Fire Department who were facing possible exposure to toxins after responding to the tragedy, Suson was named "The Official Photographer at Ground Zero on behalf of the Uniformed Firefighters Association." His photographs, together with artifacts collected from the site, form the core of this small memorial museum he opened to help educate and remember the events of September 11th and the ongoing recovery.
No day shall erase you from the memory of time
What You Will See
The museum is accessible by ticketed tour. The museum allows you to handle actual artifacts collected from Ground Zero in its highly interactive space, including a piece of an airplane wing and the "frozen clock". Supplementing the artifacts are video presentations and photographs recounting the events of that day, together with staff on hand--often first-responders--to guide visitors through the tour.
Why You Should Go
While this is not the official city memorial or the September 11th museum, the Ground Zero Museum Workshop tells an important piece of the story of the World Trade Center attacks, the first responders, and the long process of recovery from the attack. Those interested in the full story will enjoy the unique point of view and hands-on opportunity provided by this small museum.