Help Us Discover More

At the Tenement Museum, we are always making new discoveries. We delight in being able to share these discoveries with our community, because we never would have found anything without your continued support throughout the years. In the coming months, our collections will grow as we start to explore corners of our tenement buildings previously left untouched, and search for new stories and objects for a new, permanent recreated apartment on the 5th floor of 97 Orchard Street.

In Praise of Stuff: The Tenement Museums Collections

Explore our Digital Exhibit and see how the Tenement Museum brings the stories of our tenement families to life through the objects in our collections: everyday items that were either left behind in the buildings, heirlooms donated by the families of former residents, relayed to us through oral histories, or purchased in order to accurately recreate a space. This exhibit includes interactives such as videos, immersive 360 photos, oral histories, and slideshows, allowing you to experience our collections in even greater depth.

Learn more about new research and discoveries made for our upcoming exhibit on the 5th floor in this featured segment of NPR’s Here & Now.


Enjoy some of the free virtual conversations we’ve held on our collections and historical building over on our YouTube page!


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