Tag Archives: Confino

It’s Merenda Time!

One hundred years ago yesterday, the Confino family home at 97 Orchard Street would have been filled with the sounds of talking and laughter, the smell of delicious treats, and the warmth of family. It was more than a party, … Read more…

Hungry for History

We tell the stories of the extraordinary lives of ordinary Americans at the Tenement Museum, and part of any ordinary day in most New York apartments includes eating! Whether it’s cereal in front of the paper or a painstakingly prepared … Read more…

Adventures With Victoria, Part 2: An Old Lady at 14?

2013 is the 100 year anniversary of 11 year old Victoria Confino’s immigration to New York City. Victoria, or Vickie, as we like to call her, is an integral part of the Tenement Museum, and to honor her memory and … Read more…

Adventures With Victoria, Part 1: What Would Vickie Do?

On what was probably a steamy day in August, 1913, the S.S. Argentina pulled into New York harbor.  Among the hundreds of steerage-class immigrants on board was 11-year-old Victoria Confino.  Victoria and her family were soon settled in a cramped … Read more…

Child’s Play at 97 Orchard

Most visitors don’t notice it, but the re-created apartments in our tenement are constantly evolving. We’re adding new interpretive objects to our educational tours all the time, in an effort to tell the full story of the people who lived … Read more…