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 | Jun 28, 2016

Make ‘Em Laugh

Fanny Brice at the Billy Rose Theatre, 1938. Photo from the New York Public Library...

Blog Archive | Jun 21, 2016

The Paper Chase

A toy doll's head found in the ceiling of 97 Orchard Street. Just one of the many objects...

Blog Archive | Jun 13, 2016

THE LULLABY OF BROADWAY CHANGES ITS TUNE

On May 26th there was a small earthquake and seismic shift in the Asian American arts...

Blog Archive | Jun 7, 2016

In Celebration of LGBT Pride Month: LGBT Immigration

Clive Boutilier was 21 years old when he emigrated from Canada to New York in 1955.  He...


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.