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 | Aug 14, 2014

Good Neighbors: Joe Montano of University Community Social Services

This week Emily Gallagher, our Community Outreach Coordinator, invites us in, or rather...

Blog Archive | Aug 12, 2014

Getting Your Fill on the Lower East Side

I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to get pretty hangry (“hangry” =...

Blog Archive | Aug 7, 2014

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

If in 2064 someone were to create a museum to look at the lives of NYC immigrants in 2014,...

Blog Archive | Aug 5, 2014

Fanny and Granny: My Connection to Immigration

You know the feeling you get when someone asks you a question and really wants to hear...

Blog Archive | Jul 31, 2014

Visitor of the Month: Wallpaper Memories

In July we had a visitor whose immigrant experience was so not far behind her. Pamela...


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.