Notes from the Tenement

The Tenement Museum tells the uniquely American stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the ongoing creation of our nation.

From curious anecdotes and fun recipes to scholarly research and deep dives, get a behind-the-scenes look at special Museum content on our blog – curated by our historians and staff.

Union of Hope; Moore Parlor
New York City History

A Union of Hope: Celebrate Black History Month with Joseph and Rachel Moore at the Tenement Museum

Gumpertz Wallpaper Graphic: What Would You Do?
Tenement Museum Collections

Wallpaper or Paint?

Assorted antique bottles
Tenement Museum Collections

Foundation Finds

Man holding pizza
New York City History

A Slice of Heritage

Portrait for LGBTQ+Orgs support
New York City History

11 LGBTQ+ Organizations You Can Support

Immigration History

The Lasting Legacy of the Johnson-Reed Act

Looming machine
Tenement Museum Collections

What’s Looming at the Tenement Museum

Can you complete a crossword puzzle from 1935? Graphic with photo of antique crossword puzzle.
Tenement Museum Collections

Tenement 1930s Crossword Puzzle

Black and white photo of black students in classroom standing in the front of the class.
New York City History

The 1964 Freedom Day Boycott in New York City

Graphic for Tenement Holiday Crossword Puzzle
Tenement Museum Collections

Tenement Holiday Crossword Puzzle

Oddities: Antique Oujia Board
Great Reads

5 Spooky Tenement Museum Secrets

Linoleum tile
Tenement Museum Collections

Caring for 100-Year Old Linoleum

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