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!

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30 Years of Tenement Museum Milestones

Look back at some of the milestones that have shaped the Tenement Museum’s first 30 years.

Browse the latest articles from the Tenement Museum.

Blog Archive | Feb 28, 2013

Child’s Play at 97 Orchard

Most visitors don’t notice it, but the re-created apartments in our tenement are...

Blog Archive | Feb 26, 2013

Five Questions With…

This is a new regular feature on our blog to introduce our readers and visitors to some of...

Blog Archive | Feb 21, 2013

New Highlights Video

We hope you're enjoying the Museum's extended hours on Thursdays! You can shop at 103...

Blog Archive | Feb 20, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Chinese New Year, Part 2

"Stories Yun Told Me" is a new series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum...

Blog Archive | Feb 14, 2013

Love Letters to the Lower East Side

In December, we told you about a remarkable gift of family photographs donated to the...

Blog Archive | Feb 7, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Chinese New Year, Part 1

"Stories Yun Told Me" is a new series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum...

Blog Archive | Feb 1, 2013

A Saint’s Day for Bridget

On one of our living history tours for school groups, students can meet Bridget Moore and...


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.