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 | May 29, 2013

The Baldizzi Family – Living Green in the 1930’s

It's not easy being "green" in New York City today, but for the families of 97 Orchard...

Blog Archive | May 22, 2013

A New Take on Urban Agriculture

In 2008, I joined AmeriCorps and was placed in an organization called New York Restoration...

Blog Archive | May 16, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Flowers Without Petals

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner...

Blog Archive | May 14, 2013

5 Questions with…Marc Burch

The Tenement Museum's staff members are interesting folks with diverse backgrounds. Our...

Blog Archive | May 9, 2013

The Best of Mothers

When visitors come to the Museum, their first question is often “which tour should I...


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.