Monthly Archives: January 2014

January’s Visitor of the Month

Our visitors are what make the Tenement Museum the thriving and growing place that it is today. Since we appreciate our visitors very much, every month, we’ll give a shout out to a special visitor (or visitors) to the Tenement … Read more…

Peach Pits and Mouse Mummies: An Interview with a Collections Intern

Most New York City interns spend their summers running for coffee or filing paperwork, but at the Tenement Museum interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience not only in museum work, but also in the very history of the … Read more…

Contemporary Art with a Historical Twist

Museums can have the bad habit of getting stuck in the past. At the Tenement Museum, we work hard to make connections to the present day, and we’re inspired by the bustling, ever-evolving neighborhood that surrounds us. To see how … Read more…

Staffers and Neighbors Part Two: Frances Pena

Staffers and Neighbors is a three part series about three Tenement Museum employees who have grown up in the Lower East Side. They each represent the stories that the Museum tells with our existing tours, and the stories that the … Read more…

The Multiple Personalities of Tenement Museum Costumed Interpreters

Our Live! at the Tenement program allows visitors to meet former residents of 97 Orchard Street; On Monday the 20th, we will host Bridget Moore, Harris Levine, and Rosaria Baldizzi, a roster than spans nearly 75 years. How can we do all … Read more…

Staffers and Neighbors, Part 1: Tihela Feit

Staffers and Neighbors is a three part series where we turn our blog over to three members of the Tenement Museum family who were raised on the Lower East Side. Our first post is from Tihela Feit. Tihela was born on … Read more…

A Belated Birthday Celebration

January 2nd, 2014 was Ellis Island’s 122nd birthday! We talk a lot about Ellis Island here on the Tenement Museum blog, and for good reason; millions of immigrants, including many residents of 97 Orchard Street, passed through the tiled halls … Read more…

A New Mayor, and A Memorable Predecessor

On January 1st, New York City got a new mayor – Democrat Bill de Blasio. Mayor de Blasio ran on a platform of social and economic change. However, he’s certainly not the first progressive in Gracie Mansion! Mayor de Blasio has … Read more…