Upcoming Exhibits

"Dust to DNA"

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the NYC Fire Museum will be hosting a special, limited time, exhibition of the photography of Michael Collarone and Kevin Clarke. Photographs taken by Michael, a first responder to the World Trade Center, were digitally modified by Kevin using the DNA of survivors of the attack. The result puts a meaningful human touch on each image.

The exhibition will be open from September 6 through October 31.

Admission is included with regular Museum admission.

"Unmasking our Heroes"
    on display in November

The New York City Fire Museum has been working on this special exhibition since we closed back in March 2020, we remain committed to preserving the history of the FDNY. We introduce the “Unmasking Our Heroes” project, it’s our campaign during this unprecedented time in our Fire Department’s history to collect artifacts and messages of gratitude for the extraordinary efforts of our Paramedics, EMTs and Certified First Responders. 


The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is an historic event in the history of the world, our country, our city and the FDNY. The men and women of the FDNY have been on the front line, responding to thousands of requests for medical assistance related to the virus. On one day alone, FDNY members responded to over 6,500 911 calls - that is the single busiest day in the history of EMS.

The NYC Fire Museum is collecting items related to the FDNY response to the COVID-19 pandemic – even your simple “Thank You.”

If you wish to send digital notes, images or videos, please email them to curator@nycfiremuseum.org.

If you wish to send cards, artifacts or other objects, please complete this form and submit to: curator@nycfiremuseum.org before sending the item.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to assist the NYC Fire Museum’s “Unmasking our Heroes” project,
display or event, please:

By providing this information and any objects or digital files, you grant unrestricted rights to the New York City Fire Museum for it use, display, reproduction, posting, etc.