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 | Mar 28, 2013

Teaching English and Connecting to Ancestry

As they have for several years, dozens of English as a Second Language (ESL or ESOL)...

Blog Archive | Mar 27, 2013

Passover at the Lustgarten Butcher Shop

This week marks the Jewish holiday of Passover, or Pesach. To celebrate, we're remembering...

Blog Archive | Mar 19, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Simplified Character

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum...

Blog Archive | Mar 14, 2013

The Search for General Tso

I just spent a week in Arizona and California, where I survived a white-out blizzard in...

Blog Archive | Mar 12, 2013

Revisiting the German Table

Editor’s Note: On March 19, we’ll host our next Culinary Conversation, The New...

Blog Archive | Mar 7, 2013

Waking Up at 97 Orchard Street

Spring is just around the corner… we hope! To help us through these last winter days, we...

Blog Archive | Mar 5, 2013

Adapting to America

Adaptation is one of the themes that come up most often during our tours here at the...


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.