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(NEW YORK) — The 9/11 Memorial Museum will open to the public on May 21, officials announced Monday.

The museum includes two exhibitions: “In Memoriam,” which pays tributes to the 2,983 people killed on 9/11 and in the February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and another historical exhibition detailing the events of September 11, 2001 at the three attack sites and around the world.

The opening follows a “Dedication Period” from May 15 through May 20 in which previews are planned for 9/11 families, rescue and recovery workers, survivors, and lower Manhattan residents and business owners. The museum will remain open 24 hours a day to serve as a tribute to the Grounds Zero rescue workers who worked around the clock following the attack.

Personal artifacts, possessions, photos, audio and video footage, and first-person testimonials are among the media included to tell the history.

“While the events of 9/11 are the foundation of the visitor experience, the Museum does more than facilitate learning about the attacks,” 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald said. “As much about 9/12 as it is about 9/11, the Museum provides a case study in how ordinary people acted in extraordinary circumstances, their acts of kindness, compassion, and generosity of spirit demonstrating the profoundly constructive effect we can have on each other’s lives by the choices we make, even in the face of unspeakable destruction.”

Tickets will be open to the general public beginning March 26 at 911memorial.org.

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