From digital exhibits to behind-the-scenes articles to our award-winning podcast mini-series, find yourself immersed in the stories that make the Tenement Museum so unique.

Black and white photo of two children wearing face masks in the early 1900s.

Digital Exhibits

Visit the Tenement Museum’s interactive, digital exhibits, which provide a fascinating, in-depth historical look at life on the Lower East Side. Current exhibits include Brick by Brick: The Many Lives of 103 Orchard Street, In Praise of Stuff: The Tenement Museum’s Collections, and Tenement Women: Agents of Change.

Featured Digital Exhibits


Movies, documentaries, book talks, panel discussions, and more! Check out our archive of educational programming — made for researching students, history lovers, and the curious-minded.

Featured Videos

Art depicting a busy street scene with overlaid text that reads "Postcards from the Lower East Side"

Notes from the Tenement

From curious anecdotes and fun recipes to scholarly research and deep dives, get a behind-the-scenes look at special Museum content on our blog – curated by our historians and staff.

Featured Posts

Behind the Wallpaper
With the support of our members, we have opened up exclusive behind the scenes content to the public. Browse in-depth articles and explore objects from our collection.

Podcast Mini-Series
How to Be American
3 Seasons

The stories that are not in your standard history book.

How to Be American examines the history you thought you know and shares the stories of the immigrants, migrants, and refugees who’ve helped shape the story of America.

Featured Episodes

Digital Collections & Exhibits
Your Story, Our Story
Your Story, Our Story features objects and traditions that tell personal stories of American migration and cultural identity. Explore stories from across the country and share your won in this special digital storytelling exhibit.

Sharing Stories of the Tenement Experience