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!

Browse the latest articles from the Tenement Museum.

Blog Archive | Apr 1, 2014

One Powerful Handshake

Over the past 100 years, anarchist, writer, orator, and women’s rights activist Emma...

Blog Archive | Mar 27, 2014

March’s Visitor of the Month

Our visitors are what make the Tenement Museum the thriving and growing place that it is...

Blog Archive | Mar 25, 2014

Spring Cleaning? They Do It All Year!

According to the Huffington Post, Tokyo is the cleanest city in the world; New York City...

Blog Archive | Mar 21, 2014

Reading, Writing, Architecture

What does a school look like? If you envision a big building with big windows and tall...

Blog Archive | Mar 20, 2014

A Confino Family Reunion

On our "Meet Victoria" program, visitors meet and talk with a costumed interpreter...

Blog Archive | Mar 18, 2014

Lives Gone in a Puff of Smoke

About 3:45 am on the morning of March 14, 1905, Isidor Davis noticed a glare. Davis was...


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.