9/11 artifacts coming to Albany after NYC museum closure

As a Sept. 11 exhibit in Manhattan announces its closing, the New York State Museum in Albany is expanding.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum near Ground Zero ran into financial difficulty during the pandemic and can no longer afford to keep its doors open.

However, many of the artifacts from the museum will be moved, and will find a new home alongside the ones already inside the 9/11 exhibit at the State Museum.

Albany is home to the largest collection of 9/11 artifacts.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum opened in 2006. It’s sometimes confused with the much larger Sept. 11 museum, which opened in 2014 near the memorial pools that mark where the twin towers stood.