Support the power of storytelling by joining as a member today. Members receive admission to tours, exclusive events, specialty content, and more. Help us to continue our exploration of the American identity—one family story at a time—by becoming a member, renewing, or giving the gift of membership!


Engage with the Tenement Museum on a deeper level by joining our member community. Enjoy exclusive member benefits – including a digital membership card, invites to member-only events, and free virtual and in-person tours!

President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a community of stakeholders and key supporters who have access to intimate receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators and educators, private tours, and other exclusive opportunities.

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Storyteller’s Society

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum’s mission. Members explore the role of immigration in American identity through a series of curated annual events and programs.

Current benefits for members include:

  • Free admission to in-person building tours and walking tours
  • Free admission to virtual tours and programs
  • Invitations to special programs and members-only events
  • Opportunity to submit questions to authors prior to Book Talks
  • 15% discount on all items in the Tenement Museum Shop
  • 15% discount on private tour bookings
  • 50% discount on admission to food programs (when applicable)
  • Tailored member communications

Questions about membership benefits? Check out our Member FAQ page!

What our members are saying

… During the difficult time of the pandemic, the Tenement Museum’s virtual programming were tremendously valuable to me personally – and helped me not to just survive, but to stay positive and keep learning, and to truly feel grateful for all that I have in my life. Hearing the stories of immigrants and their resilience helped me to find that resilience in myself, and to recognize that going through the pandemic wasn’t so bad! I am proud to be a member, donor, and participant – and I am always excited to talk about the incredible work that the Tenement Museum is doing.— Sharon, British Columbia

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