The threat of contagious disease has often touched Orchard Street. Visit two buildings to explore personal stories of three health emergencies: tuberculosis in the 1860s, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. Understand the impact each disease had on the community and on individual families. Discuss the responses from the medical profession, government agencies, and the media — from generating hysteria to providing help. This tour is part of the Wellcome Trust’s Contagious Cities project www.wellcome.ac.uk/contagiouscities. Tickets for Life and Death at the Tenement are $28 for adults, $23 for students & seniors.
Life and Death at the Tenement is available on the first and third Thursday evening of every month. Please select a Thursday date using the availability search on this page.