The New York Times

New York Times Features the Tenement Museum’s Black History Projects


Shortly after the Museum was forced to shutdown in the wake of the pandemic, the New York Times covered the difficult financial straits we found ourselves in, without the ability to host indoor tours. Now, right before our grand reopening, we find ourselves again the topic of a New York Times feature. This time, it focuses on the future, our reopening, and the work we’ve put in to tell the stories of Black New Yorkers: the launch of our new walking and virtual tour, Reclaiming Black Spaces, and the development a new permanent exhibit on the lives of a Black family who lived in the neighborhood in the late 19th century.

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Neighborhood Walking Tours

Reclaiming Black Spaces

In our newest walking tour, discover what drew Black New Yorkers to Lower Manhattan, and how their experiences were shaped by that migration.

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Explore how Black and African Americans shaped Lower Manhattan as they made homes, businesses, and communities there.

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