Visitors will participate in an orientation session using tactile models of our historic tenement as well as architectural features before going on a tour that will include touch objects, braille materials, and verbal description. The tour will be an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods.
Hard Times 2nd Floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up.
Explore how immigrants coped with economic hardship at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873 OR the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.
TICKETS ARE FREE All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Tickets are made available one month prior to each event. To make a reservation, email [email protected], or call 1-877-975-3786.
Interested in Accessibility at the Museum?
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