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 | Jan 29, 2015

A Moveable Feast: A Tale of a Transporting Cookie

Mandel Bread or mandelbrot is an eastern European Jewish culinary tradition. It is not the...

Blog Archive | Jan 20, 2015

Saluting a Queen of New York: Bess Myerson

Crowned Miss America in 1945, Bess Myerson  first gained fame as a  national beauty...

Blog Archive | Jan 15, 2015

Movies of The Lower East Side: Crossing Delancey (1988)

Movies of The Lower East Side... Crossing Delancey (1988) One of the movies that...

Blog Archive | Jan 13, 2015

Emma Goldman: The Firebrand Still Glowing in 2015

Unlikely, though it may seem, one of the figures to have the most lasting impact on...

Blog Archive | Jan 8, 2015

Tails and Scales: The Fate of the Fulton Fish Market Hangs in the Balance

Long gone are the days  when New York City was a just a market town. At one time, our...

Blog Archive | Jan 5, 2015

Remembering Governor Mario Cuomo & The Tenement Museum

Last week when former Governor Mario Cuomo passed away at the age of 82, The Lower East...


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.