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 | Apr 25, 2017

Shine ‘Em Up Sadie

When Josephine Baldizzi was a little girl, she and her family were evicted from 97...

Blog Archive | Apr 6, 2017

Beautiful Days in the Neighborhood

Federal-style row house, built over 180 years ago, on Allen St. Springtime in New York...

Blog Archive | Apr 4, 2017

Of Memory and Survival: The Jewish American Identity

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.