These are extraordinary times.
The Tenement Museum is an extraordinary place.
The Museum faces an extraordinary crisis.
The Museum represents a covenant across the generations. It’s a way we honor our obligation to those whose struggles made our lives possible; it’s a way we preserve their immigrant stories for the generations who will follow; it’s a way we help Americans understand the best ideals that unite us as a nation. It is a sacred trust.
The Museum is a forever institution.
But we’ve had to shut our doors—foregoing the earned revenue on which our work depends—and we’ve canceled the gala that is the heart of our fundraising. We need your help—now more than ever—to get us through this financial crisis.
Please consider making a gift that will allow us to survive these unprecedented times, remain strong, and reopen when circumstances allow.
Like the immigrants who made their homes at 97 and 103 Orchard Street, we are living through the stuff of history. It’s all the more important, therefore, that our response fits this moment.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Morris J. Vogel