Notes from the Tenement

The Tenement Museum tells the uniquely American stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees in the ongoing creation of our nation.

From curious anecdotes and fun recipes to scholarly research and deep dives, get a behind-the-scenes look at special Museum content on our blog – curated by our historians and staff.

Downtown CORE - Credit: The New York Daily News
Great Reads, New York City History

Downtown CORE in Washington DC

Human Connections, Past and Present
Great Reads, Immigration History

Human Connections, Past and Present

Cookies
Food History, Immigration History

The Tenement Museum Cookbook

Illustration of farmland and road with buildings
Great Reads, Immigration History

Your Story, Our Story: Refugees

The Riots in New York: Destruction of the Colored Orphan Asylum- N.Y. Public Library Picture Collection
Great Reads, New York City History

After the Riots: New York’s Black Community Responds and Rebuilds

The Illustrated Police News, Law Courts and Weekly Record, Disgraceful Proceedings in Manchester—Men Dressed as Women—Raid Upon A Fancy Dress Ball
Great Reads, New York City History

A Night at Walhalla: LGBTQ+ Placemaking on the Lower East Side

Memorial Day - Statue
New York City History

In Memory Of: The Lower East Side’s War Memorial

Tenement Museum Historical Recipe Header image
Food History, Great Reads

A Sip of History

Close up view of various colorfully patterned layers of old wallpaper
Great Reads

Living in History

Jeremy Dennis Artwork, Choknanipok (Man of Flint)
Great Reads

Arts as Culture: Native American Artists

Digging Up the Roots of Holiday Traditions: Hanukkah, A four-part series
Food History, Great Reads

Digging Up the Roots of Holiday Traditions: Lunar New Year

CORE Building LES
New York City History

The Civil Rights Movement on the Lower East Side

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