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.

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Election Day History at 97 Orchard Street

Happy Election Day! In 1920, Sarah Burinescu became the first woman living at 97...

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Introducing Tenement Kitchens

Tours of 97 Orchard Street recreate immigrant life in the nineteenth and twentieth...

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Great Question: Where is Kastoria?

Questions posed by our visitors lead to great conversations. Occasionally, we’ll post...

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Beer and Morality in the 19th Century

Our upcoming “Shop Life” exhibit re-creates the lager bier saloon operated...

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“Washboard Weepers”: Soap Operas in the Days of Radio

If you’ve taken our “Hard Times” tour, you’ve seen how life...

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New Friends, New Histories

Recently, the Tenement Museum’s Oral Historians Yadira Hazel Perez and Tommy Wu have...

Blog Archive | Oct 1, 2012

The Etrog and the Moon Cake: Autumn Festivals on the LES

Though we don’t do much farming in New York City, we still have an array of...

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Great Question: How Did Slum Clearance Impact Neighborhoods?

Questions posed by our visitors lead to great conversations. Occasionally, we’ll...

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Where Pushcarts Meet Touch Screens

For almost 25 years, the Tenement Museum has been connecting past and present by drawing...

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Collecting the Stories of Life on the LES

A lot has happened in the Lower East Side since 97 Orchard Street was closed to...

Blog Archive, Immigration History | Oct 12, 2010

Questions for Curatorial: Sending Money Home

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