‘Crass commercialism’ at the Sept. 11 museum is on today’s cover

May 20

New York’s National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opens today to the public, houses a gift shop offering hats, books, jewelry and knickknacks for sale. Some say this is “crass commercialism” on a sacred site. But the director of the museum said these items were carefully selected and that this type of fundraising is crucial for the nonprofit museum.

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