Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Season, New Ideas, New Tenement Talks!

What do Opium Wars and Supreme Court decisions have in common with Emily Dickinson’s servants? They’re among the incredibly diverse topics we’ll cover this fall at our free evening Tenement Talks. We’re launching a spirited new season on September 10th—join … Read more…

Summer Share: New York and New Jersey Meet on the Shore

Is this term “Benny” familiar to you? Does it make you roll your eyes and sigh heavily, your thoughts immediately drifting to traffic jams, polluted beaches, and obnoxious crowds? No? Then you’re probably not a resident of the Jersey Shore. … Read more…

Back to School: Some Thoughts on the Early History of Kindergarten

The weather is turning cooler, which can only mean one thing here in New York… it’s almost time to go back to school!  No matter your age, you can probably remember your kindgergarten teacher’s name (mine was Sister Claire). The … Read more…

How the Germans Changed Beer in America

We’ve been talking about beer at the Tenement Museum lately…and not just at happy hour. For our new “Shop Life” exhibit, we’ve re-created the 19th century beer saloon run by German immigrants John and Caroline Schneider. Here, Tenement Museum Education … Read more…