On a foggy Thursday morning, President Obama officially opened the beautiful new National September 11 Memorial & Museum along with a group of survivors, rescue workers and family members of those who died during the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center more than 12 years ago. The museum, which opens to the public on May 21, is sure to draw in both tourists and native New Yorkers. One detail that stood out in the New York Times article about the memorial was the existence of a museum gift shop. What, exactly, we wondered, could a 9/11 gift shop sell?
It turns out that merchandise is vast and varied: hoodies, pens, bookmarks, cuff links, even a selection of silk scarves. And the best part is that all proceeds go back to the memorial and museum.
Silkscreened panoramic views of the WTC on a scarf:
A 9/11 Memorial mouse pad:
A Brooks Brothers tie:
Buttons for the rescue dogs of 9/11: