1890s – 1910s
By the turn of the 20th Century, the Lower East Side was both the center of the nation’s garment production, and a focus of its immigrant life. Sweatshop Workers shares the stories of two families, the Levines and the Rogarshevskys, who lived at 97 Orchard Street. During a one-hour tour, visit each of their apartments to explore the ways immigrants, past and present, have navigated work, culture, and religious identity.
We encourage visitors to reserve tickets in advance, as tickets regularly sell out. Space is limited to 15 visitors per time slot for Sweatshop Workers.