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 | Jun 27, 2013

What’s Under That Floor?

Our historic Tenement turns 150 years old this year, but it still hasn't stopped...

Blog Archive | Jun 25, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Mr. Leung and Mrs. Dear

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

Blog Archive | Jun 18, 2013

June 18th is International Picnic Day!!

Isn't this weather perfect out today? It’s a beautiful day for a picnic! Residents...

Blog Archive | Jun 17, 2013

Father’s Day at 97 Orchard Street

Yesterday we celebrated fathers across the globe. For many of the over 7,000 people who...

Blog Archive | Jun 12, 2013

Celebrating 25 Years at 97 Orchard Street!

It’s been a week since our annual gala for the Tenement Museum, but we can’t seem to...

Blog Archive | Jun 5, 2013

Before Ellis Island

When most people think about immigration to New York City, they immediately conjure up...

Blog Archive | Jun 3, 2013

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month!

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is happy to celebrate National Caribbean American...


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.