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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How a Quilting Circle Helped Me Discover My Immigrant Heritage

A Tenement Museum Educator explores how her work at the Tenement Museum and her participation in a quilting circle brought new meaning to here family’s immigrant history.


Browse the latest articles from the Tenement Museum.

Blog Archive | Aug 30, 2012

New Season, New Ideas, New Tenement Talks!

What do Opium Wars and Supreme Court decisions have in common with Emily Dickinson’s...

Blog Archive | Aug 28, 2012

Summer Share: New York and New Jersey Meet on the Shore

Is this term "Benny" familiar to you? Does it make you roll your eyes and sigh heavily,...

Blog Archive | Aug 24, 2012

Back to School: Some Thoughts on the Early History of Kindergarten

The weather is turning cooler, which can only mean one thing here in New York... it's...

Blog Archive | Aug 23, 2012

How the Germans Changed Beer in America

We've been talking about beer at the Tenement Museum lately...and not just at happy...

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.