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 | Dec 19, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: The Professional

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner...

Blog Archive | Jun 25, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Mr. Leung and Mrs. Dear

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner...

Blog Archive | May 16, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Flowers Without Petals

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner...

Blog Archive | Apr 23, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Almost Home

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner...

Blog Archive | Mar 19, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Simplified Character

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum...

Blog Archive | Feb 20, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Chinese New Year, Part 2

"Stories Yun Told Me" is a new series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum...

Blog Archive | Feb 7, 2013

Stories Yun Told Me: Chinese New Year, Part 1

"Stories Yun Told Me" is a new series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum...


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.