Monthly Archives: September 2012

Great Question: How Did Slum Clearance Impact Neighborhoods?

Questions posed by our visitors lead to great conversations. Occasionally, we’ll post a great question that’s frequently asked, along with the answer, to give you a bit of back story on our exhibits. When tenements were scheduled to be razed … Read more…

Dinner Dates at the Tenement!

When we get to talking about culture, community, and home, the subject of food is never far away. That’s why food–finding it, cooking it, and enjoying it–plays such an important part in so many of the Tenement Museum’s programs. Beginning next month, we’ll be … Read more…

Far Away and Familiar: Notes on the Museums of Singapore

It pays to listen to your coworkers! Especially on the days when they casually ask, “Hey, does anyone want to go to Singapore?” My colleague Dave posed this question after receiving an invitation for a visit from the Singapore Tourism … Read more…

Where Pushcarts Meet Touch Screens

For almost 25 years, the Tenement Museum has been connecting past and present by drawing parallels between historic and contemporary immigrant experiences. For our “Shop Life” exhibit, we’ll take this one step further when we unveil the Museum’s first interactive technologies! Visitors … Read more…

Great Reads: “At Home: A Short History of Private Life”

I have a great job. Working in the Tenement Museum’s bookshop provides me with immediate access to a whole host of fascinating books. Lately I have been on a historical non-fiction binge–most recently, Bill Bryson’s At Home: A Short History … Read more…

Collecting the Stories of Life on the LES

A lot has happened in the Lower East Side since 97 Orchard Street was closed to residents in 1935.  With this in mind, we’re considering ways to extend the Tenement Museum’s narrative into the mid and late 20th century. Though we don’t yet … Read more…