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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30 Years of Tenement Museum Milestones

Look back at some of the milestones that have shaped the Tenement Museum’s first 30 years.

Browse the latest articles from the Tenement Museum.

Blog Archive | May 14, 2013

5 Questions with…Marc Burch

The Tenement Museum's staff members are interesting folks with diverse backgrounds. Our...

Blog Archive | Apr 17, 2013

Five Questions with Pedro Garcia & Lokki Chan

The "Five Questions" series introduces readers to Tenement Museum staff working behind the...

Blog Archive | Feb 26, 2013

Five Questions With…

This is a new regular feature on our blog to introduce our readers and visitors to some of...


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.