President’s Circle

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

Join the President’s Circle today and help the Tenement Museum reach more people with our message of how immigrants built — and continue to build — America and help reshape the national narrative about immigration.

Membership Levels

  • Invitations to President’s Circle evening events throughout the year, including intimate receptions and special tours
  • Unlimited access to all building and costumed interpreter tours for up to eight people
  • Two complimentary tickets to our food programs (Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side walking tour)
  • Reserved seating for two at public events and talks (reservations must be made in advance)
  • Recognition on the Museum Shop’s donor panel and the website
  • 15% discount at Museum Shop

Historian benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited access for up to ten people
  • Behind-the-scenes curator tours
  • Four complimentary tickets to our food programs (Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side walking tour)
  • Four complimentary Tenement Museum Book Club selections
  • Conservator benefits, plus:
    • Customized private tour, reception, and Your Story, Our Story workshop for up to 15 guests*
    • Tenement Museum curated gift package for you or a friend


    *Your Story, Our Story is a national project that features objects that tell personal stories of American immigration and migration. For more information, visit

Here is one of our custom curated gift packages available at the Preservationist level!

Items subject to change.

The tax deductibility of your donation will vary. Please see the acknowledgement you receive from the Tenement Museum for details.

Member Ticket Reservations

Members can now reserve tickets online, but make sure to register and login! A $2.50 per ticket service fee is applied to all online purchases. Members can avoid the service fee by reserving their tickets through our call center: 1-877-975-3786 (9 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday)

2019 President’s Circle Exclusive Events

President’s Circle members enjoy free admission to these events. Reservations must be made in advance. Event dates and content subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the Tenement Museum.