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 27, 2014

March’s Visitor of the Month

Our visitors are what make the Tenement Museum the thriving and growing place that it is...

Blog Archive | Mar 25, 2014

Spring Cleaning? They Do It All Year!

According to the Huffington Post, Tokyo is the cleanest city in the world; New York City...

Blog Archive | Mar 21, 2014

Reading, Writing, Architecture

What does a school look like? If you envision a big building with big windows and tall...

Blog Archive | Mar 20, 2014

A Confino Family Reunion

On our "Meet Victoria" program, visitors meet and talk with a costumed interpreter...

Blog Archive | Mar 18, 2014

Lives Gone in a Puff of Smoke

About 3:45 am on the morning of March 14, 1905, Isidor Davis noticed a glare. Davis was...

Blog Archive | Mar 17, 2014

A Parade of Irish Traditions

March is National Irish Heritage Month, where we celebrate the approximately 36.3...

Blog Archive | Mar 14, 2014

The Power of the Purse

Something about the Lower East Side definitely brings out strong women, whether they be...

Blog Archive | Mar 11, 2014

Dinner Table Conversation with Sarah Lohman and Anya von Bremzen

Anya von Bremzen, a James Beard Award winning food writer and author of the...

Blog Archive | Mar 4, 2014

Long Distance Relationships of 97 Orchard Street

For our first Tenement Talk of the 2014 season, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will come...


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.