Behind the Wallpaper

We hope you’ll enjoy this exclusive section of the website where we “peel back the layers of wallpaper” to uncover in-depth, behind the scenes articles previously available only our Museum members.

Our articles are written by our education and curatorial teams, and provide additional information, insights, and stories that don’t make it into our regular scheduled tours. You’ll get a chance to hear directly from our staff about the people, objects, and traditions that shaped the fabric of everyday life in New York City tenements. We’ll also take a closer look at the immigrant experience and the blending of cultures that often happened for newcomers to the US