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 | Oct 31, 2013

Historically Haunted

Many visitors ask our educators if the Tenement Museum is haunted. While we can’t attest...

Blog Archive | Oct 29, 2013

Coffee with Rosaria and Rose

Rosaria Baldizzi has some very special guests coming to her apartment next Wednesday night...

Blog Archive | Oct 28, 2013

On This Day: 1904, First Underground Subway

A few months ago, we blogged about the first elevated trains in New York City, but today...

Blog Archive | Oct 24, 2013

Snapshot Winners!

As always, our recent Snapshot event yielded some amazing photos! Snapshot attendees...

Blog Archive | Oct 22, 2013

Miriam’s Top Ten Immigration Book Recommendations

Summer reading time is over, and school is back in full-swing. Thankfully, the Tenement...

Blog Archive | Oct 21, 2013

Adventures With Victoria, Part 2: An Old Lady at 14?

2013 is the 100 year anniversary of 11 year old Victoria Confino's immigration to New York...

Blog Archive | Oct 17, 2013

A Habitat and a Home

Here in New York City, the dividing line between private and public space is often...

Blog Archive | Oct 15, 2013

Snapshots of Life at 97 Orchard Street

Tomorrow, October 16th, at 6:30 pm, we'll be hosting Snapshot, a Tenement Talk that...

Blog Archive | Oct 10, 2013

Adventures With Victoria, Part 1: What Would Vickie Do?

On what was probably a steamy day in August, 1913, the S.S. Argentina pulled into New York...

Blog Archive | Oct 8, 2013

“What’s Your Favorite Building?” Contest Winner

Without futher ado, we'd like to announce the winner of our "What's Your Favorite...


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.