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 | Feb 24, 2015

Spicing up the Tradition of Chinese Food in NYC

For many Americans Chinese culture is Chinese food. Chinese restaurants are ubiquitous...

Blog Archive | Feb 17, 2015

Playing With History

As a child, Oregon Trail was my first foray into the wonderful world of historical video...

Blog Archive | Feb 11, 2015

In Northern Ireland, a Resiliant Jewish Community

The history of Northern Ireland is infamously complex but no one can dispute the...

Blog Archive | Feb 5, 2015

Keeping Time: One Building’s Many Lives in the East Village

“…he’d left Chicago and come East in a fashion that rather took your breath away:...


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.