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Artifacts from the collection of the National September (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are gloves, a pick ax, Ground Zero access badge, American flag pin with St. Anthony medal, and a police helmet with mask that are a gift of Det. David Brink of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. (July 16, 2012)

9/11 Museum artifacts

There are more than 8,000 artifacts cataloged and prepared for exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero.

Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are gloves, pick ax, Ground Zero access badge, American flag pin with St. Anthony medal, and a police helmet with mask that are a gift of Det. David Brink of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. (July 16, 2012)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are gloves, a pick ax, Ground Zero access badge, American flag pin with St. Anthony medal, and a police helmet with mask that are a gift of Det. David Brink of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. (July 16, 2012)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here is Lady Liberty, a gift in memory of the firefighters from Engine 54 / Ladder 4 / Battalion 9 who were killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (July 16, 2012)

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Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are gloves, pick ax, Ground Zero access badge, American flag pin with St. Anthony medal, and a police helmet with mask that are a gift of Det. David Brink of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. (July 16, 2012)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are gloves, pick ax, Ground Zero access badge, American flag pin with St. Anthony medal, and a police helmet with mask that are a gift of Det. David Brink of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. (July 16, 2012)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are clothing and equipment from the recovery at Ground Zero, a gift from George Luis Torres which includes work boots, work gloves, overalls, serrated garden trowel, and case with attached hose and hook. (July 16, 2012)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here is Lady Liberty, a gift in memory of the firefighters from Engine 54 / Ladder 4 / Battalion 9 that were killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (July 16, 2012)

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