When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Location: 103 Orchard Street
Cost: FREE - Reservation Required
An Educator will lead a tour which will be converted from speech to text in real time by a TypeWell transcriber. The transcriptions will be accessed via visitors’ smart phones. The Museum will also provide a few devices to borrow. Each tour is an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods.
Shop Life Ground Floor | Wheelchair Accessible | Recommended Ages 8 and up.
Immigrant-owned small businesses are often seen as a pathway to the “American dream.” Over the years, 97 Orchard Street has been home to many storefronts and businesses, and Shop Life shares the stories of these immigrant entrepreneurs. Visit a recreated lager beer saloon from the late 1800s and learn about the family that owned and operated the business while living in a tenement apartment behind it. Shop Life also visits the space once occupied by an auction house and explores the stories of 97 Orchard Street businesses in an interactive, multimedia exhibit. Discover how commercial life connects communities, creates opportunity, and links past to present.
Made possible by The David Berg Foundation
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?
For more information on accessibility at the Tenement Museum click here.