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 | Sep 5, 2013

With Roots like These, No Wonder I Have Wanderlust (Part 4)

The fourth installment in a series by Victoria Marin, an Educator at the Lower East Side...

Blog Archive | Aug 22, 2013

With Roots Like These, No Wonder I Have Wanderlust (Part 2)

The second installment in a series by Victoria Marin, one of the wonderful educators at...

Blog Archive | Aug 15, 2013

With Roots Like These, No Wonder I Have Wanderlust

For the next few weeks, we'll feature a series by Victoria Marin, one of the wonderful...

Blog Archive | Apr 19, 2013

My Grandparents: the Native and the Outlaw

It's immigrant heritage week here in New York, so even though my family is thousands 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.