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The stories of the families of 97 Orchard Street are the stories of millions of immigrants to the United States. By including the Tenement Museum in your will, you help guarantee that the Museum continues to share the immigrant experience with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Donors who indicate that they have named the Museum in their estate plans will be recognized as members of the Orchard Street Society, and are invited to free tours and special events throughout the year. To learn more about planned giving at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, call us at (646) 518-3008 or email

Suggested bequest language is included below. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum recommends that you consult your attorney, accountants, and other advisors when making a bequest.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, a non-profit educational and charitable organization whose mailing address is 91 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, xxx percent of my estate (or, the sum of $xxx; or , xxx percent of the residue of my estate) to support the Museum (or indicate a specific program or operating activity).


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