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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Blog Archive | Oct 21, 2013

Adventures With Victoria, Part 2: An Old Lady at 14?

2013 is the 100 year anniversary of 11 year old Victoria Confino's immigration to New York...

Blog Archive | Oct 17, 2013

A Habitat and a Home

Here in New York City, the dividing line between private and public space is often...

Blog Archive | Oct 15, 2013

Snapshots of Life at 97 Orchard Street

Tomorrow, October 16th, at 6:30 pm, we'll be hosting Snapshot, a Tenement Talk that...

Blog Archive | Oct 10, 2013

Adventures With Victoria, Part 1: What Would Vickie Do?

On what was probably a steamy day in August, 1913, the S.S. Argentina pulled into New York...

Blog Archive | Oct 8, 2013

“What’s Your Favorite Building?” Contest Winner

Without futher ado, we'd like to announce the winner of our "What's Your Favorite...

Blog Archive | Oct 7, 2013

150 Years of Storytelling

2013 is a big year for the Tenement Museum; not only are we celebrating 25 years as a...

Blog Archive | Oct 1, 2013

What’s Your Favorite Building?

Perhaps the most iconic thing about New York City (other than the…ahem, "abrupt"...

Blog Archive | Sep 30, 2013

“Something to Smile About”

It's late September - school is back in full swing, the nights are getting cooler, and the...


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.