On September 1, artifacts from the eight-month-long 9/11 ministry at St. Paul’s Chapel will be displayed in the exhibit “A Church for the New World: The History of Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel” at the Trinity Museum inside Trinity Church.

St. Paul’s, part of the parish of Trinity Wall Street, became a place for Ground Zero recovery workers to eat, sleep, and try to understand what had happened on September 11, 2001. The new display includes a photo of the interior of St. Paul’s during that time, one of the pews that rescue and recovery workers rested on with scuff marks left from their tool belts, and a sample of the thousands of children’s letters and drawings that were sent to the Chapel.

The full exhibit chronicles the life of the historic Episcopal parish from the 17th century to the present, including its connection to royalty and pirates and its enduring commitment to New York City.