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 | Jul 29, 2015

Reading E.L. Doctorow in the Old Neighborhood

  “I was facing the wall of my study in my house in New Rochelle and so I...

Blog Archive | Jul 21, 2015

Noah’s Arc: Diversity aboard New England’s Whaling Ships

Everyone has their great white whale, that distant dream that forever eludes capture....

Blog Archive | Jul 14, 2015


A year and a half ago – before I started working at The Tenement Museum - I spent a...

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.