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 | Jun 21, 2017

The Tenement Museum Summer 2017 Reading List

School may be out for summer (and, for some of you, forever), but that’s no reason...

Blog Archive | Nov 11, 2013

Holiday Gift Giving, New York Style! Part One of the Tenement Gift Guide

Uh oh, everyone. It's that time again.... holiday shopping season! Are you buying gifts...

Blog Archive | Sep 10, 2013

Fashion Week? The LES Has Been Fashionable for Years!

Fashion Week is upon us, which means that New York City is overrun with the beautiful, the...


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.