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 | May 31, 2016

From Russia with Love

St. Petersburg, Russia Miriam Bader is the Director of Education at the Lower East...

Blog Archive | May 23, 2016

Behind The Music

FJ Music “For me, pipa is not just an instrument,” said Jiaju Shen of FJ Music, a...

Blog Archive | May 16, 2016

Part II: The Fight Against the Ellis Island Museum

Ellis Island Museum Part I of this blog can be read here. The plan to sell Ellis Island...

Blog Archive | May 10, 2016

Part I: The Story of Ellis Island… As a Museum

Today, Ellis Island is one of the most popular destinations in the National Park system,...

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.