“Basically, you need to hit the ground running.”
The museum consists of period immigrant apartments from more than a century ago — conditions that would make social distancing impossible.
“What you bring up a child to be, that child is. The core of what was instilled in us remained.”
“We are at a time in American life where immigration is maybe the hottest subject in the land.”
We’re not afraid of opposing views — we welcome the chance to change your mind.
The Museum, which explores immigrants’ contributions to American society, has a surprising strategy for addressing current tensions over immigration.
(JTA) — The Tenement Museum in New York has seen an “unprecedented number” of negative comments by visitors about immigrants. The museum, which holds tours for small groups with the stated mission of enhancing the public’s appreciation for the role immigration plays in shaping American identity, is giving its guides new training to help them deal…
In honor of National Pickle Day, Michael Kaminer plumbs the depths of pickle lore — and its historic ties to Jews in the Old Country.
The Bintel Brief famously documented the trials of adapting to life in America. The staff at the Tenement Museum has picked up the torch — with a few modern touches.
There’s a pretty good chance that someone in your family made dinner on the Lower East Side. Use this edible timeline to find out what they might have eaten.