Notes from the Tenement

The Tenement Museum tells the uniquely American stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the ongoing creation of our nation. Follow our blog for stories past and present, behind-the-scenes access to the Museum, and more!

Browse the latest articles from the Tenement Museum.

Great Reads, Tenement Museum Collections | Jun 8, 2022

Caring for 100-Year Old Linoleum

Great Reads, New York City History | Jan 13, 2022

Downtown CORE in Washington DC

Great Reads, Immigration History | Sep 8, 2021

Human Connections, Past and Present

Food History, Immigration History | Sep 7, 2021

The Tenement Museum Cookbook


Meet some of the people whose stories are told through the Tenement Museum. A visually compelling experience, the book is culmination of over 30 years of dedicated stewardship of 2 Tenement buildings on Orchard Street through vivid photographs of the last two centuries.

Your Story, Our Story features objects that tell personal stories of American immigration and migration. The Tenement Museum invites people across the country to share these mementos and stories in our online digital storytelling exhibit.