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 | Oct 31, 2016

Hyphenated And Good: Filipino American Heritage Month

In 1915, Theodore Roosevelt said, “There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who...

Blog Archive | Oct 25, 2016

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

DISCLAIMER: Some of the photos below contain graphic imagery and may not be safe for...

Blog Archive | Oct 18, 2016

Life in 97 Orchard Street in 1908… Chicago Cubs Edition

As a die-hard Major League Baseball fan – as well as a former American History major...

Blog Archive | Oct 11, 2016

Meet The Tenement Museum Staff: Gemma Solomons, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Gemma Solomons, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Lower East Side...

Blog Archive | Oct 4, 2016

The Photos of Wijnanda Deroo: The Ruins of Orchard Street

103 Orchard Street interior, Deroo, 2016 If you’ve taken a tour at the Tenement Museum...


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.