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 | Sep 20, 2016

Miriam’s Travels: To Drive History Home

Homes are where history both happens and ends up. The vast majority of historic events...

Blog Archive | Sep 13, 2016

Meet The Tenement Museum Staff: Kevin McCallister, Facilities Manager

Kevin McCallister, Facilities Manager at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum This...

Blog Archive | Sep 7, 2016

Q & A With Annie Polland

Annie Polland, PhD, is the Vice President of Programs and Education at the Lower East Side...


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.