9/11 Museum’s ‘entertainment’ award angers some victims’ families

Susan Edelman New York Post

The 9/11 Museum won an award for “themed entertainment” during a ceremony at Disneyland — enraging some victims’ families who complain museum officials have made a mockery of Ground Zero.

Photo Gregory Mango NY Post

Photo Gregory Mango NY Post

The Themed Entertainment Association on Saturday honored it with the award for “Extraordinary Cultural Achievement” at its 21st annual Thea Awards gala ceremony at the resort in Anaheim, Calif.

The top award went to the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida.

The 9/11 Museum, which just announced it’s had two million visitors since opening last May, won the award for “Extraordinary Cultural Achievement.”

Sally and Al Regenhard, whose firefighter son Christian was killed on 9/11, said the award bolsters their opposition to the museum storing victims’ unidentified body parts.

“What more evidence do the grieving 9/11 families need that their loved one’s precious remains are being desecrated in a freak show at Ground Zero?” they said in a statement. “This award just shows the 9/11 Museum heads have a moral compass that points to money rather than ethics.”

The admission-charging museum boasts about the award on its website, noting the THEA judges found it “conveys its important story with eloquence and emotional power while allowing for thoughtful reflection, learning, and tribute by every visitor.”

The museum’s vice president for exhibitions, Amy Weisser, was set to speak at the gala.

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