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What Lies Beneath

If someone opened up the floorboards of your home, what would they find? A grain of rice that dropped to the floor? A scrap of junk mail? A lost button? There’s something surreal in imagining the tiny pieces of ourselves … Read more…

Museum Educator Discovers Unexpected Tenement Ties

If this story inspires you to discover your own family ties,  the Tenement Museum is hosting its own genealogy program next Thursday 9/27/2018. The program will  explore the genealogical research process through the stories of New York immigrants and attendees will learn … Read more…

Summer Escapism: Coney Island Dreaming

It’s summertime and you want to get away from it all? You aren’t the only one. Despite limited means, Lower East Siders often tried to find a little escape from their routines. For a time, from around 1880 to 1911, … Read more…

New Immigrant History Museum Opening in the Hudson Valley

It’s not often you get to see inside of a museum before its official opening. But if you travel up the Hudson River this summer to Kingston, New York, you have the chance to experience a museum’s beginnings. The Reher … Read more…

30 Years of Tenement Museum Milestones

As the Tenement Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary, we are looking back at some of the milestones that have shaped our first thirty years. From expanding into new spaces to the launch of new tours, from changes in leadership to … Read more…

Modern Parenting from 1878

We know that being a mother is the hardest job in the world – moms are nurses, therapists, chefs, friends, and style-gurus on top of everything else. The job is certainly not for the faint of heart and deserves a lot … Read more…

Tenement Museum Gala 2018 Recap!

What a night! The Tenement Museum’s 2018 Gala this week exceeded expectations, celebrating 30 years of the Tenement Museum and raising close to $1 million, which will be used to support the Museum’s ambitious new strategic direction. The Ziegfeld Ballroom welcomed … Read more…

#NeverAgain and the Fighting Legacy of the Triangle Factory Fire

This weekend, the whole world prepares to either watch or join in the March For Our Lives, with over 800 protests taking place over six continents. It also happens to be the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, … Read more…

Ode to a Plastic Covered Couch

Coney Island has its Cyclone, the American Museum of Natural History its dinosaurs, MoMA its Picassos. At the Tenement Museum, what elicits thrills these days is the 1960s plastic-covered sofa and armchair in our recreation of Ramonita Rivera Saez’s parlor. … Read more…

7 Protests That Shook Lower Manhattan

New Yorkers have always known one idea to be true: there’s strength in numbers. The history of this city is peppered with revolutions that reflect the issues of the neighborhood and the people populating them. The protests of Lower Manhattan … Read more…