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 | Mar 28, 2017

Meet the Staff: Jamie Salen, Marketing Manager

This month, we profile our Marketing Manager, Jamie Salen, for MEET THE TENEMENT STAFF....

Blog Archive | Mar 21, 2017

Charlie Scheidt: Immigrant Foods and Immigrant Values

The Tenement Museum stands as a monument to the notion that immigrants built America....

Blog Archive | Mar 7, 2017

Practicing Facilitation

Originally posted on Medium, February 17, 2017. How we talk about things matters. We are...

Blog Archive | Mar 1, 2017

Becoming “Nuyorican”

For the other parts of this series highlighting the new ethnic groups featured in "Under...


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.