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 | Apr 29, 2016

Tenement Museum Program Highlights for May

Melissa Clark of The New York Times Every month, the Tenement Museum offers terrific...

Blog Archive | Apr 26, 2016

Remembering the Streit’s Matzo Factory

The Streit's Matzo Factory on Rivington Street. Photo: Edmund Gillon The spring of...

Blog Archive | Apr 19, 2016

Refugee Blues: Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt: a refugee of Fascism who helped to shape Post-War thought about the...

Blog Archive | Apr 12, 2016

What Lies Beneath: A History of Collect Pond

A rendering of what the island of Manhattan looked like in 1609. Image courtesy of the...

Blog Archive | Apr 4, 2016

Remembering… STICKBALL!

The great Willie Mays playing a game of stickball in NYC. This week, millions of...


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.