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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

An Immigration Museum

http://www.tenement.org/ Tax ID 13-3475390

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The Tenement Museum tells the story of American immigration, the core of our continually evolving American identity and a central part of today’s national conversation. Personal stories of immigrant families allow visitors to encounter immigration as an essential force in shaping this country and to absorb how much our open society, democratic institutions, cultural creativity, and economic vitality owe to our experience as a nation of immigrants.
Established in 1988, the Tenement Museum has become one of New York City’s preeminent cultural and educational institutions, welcoming more than 238,000 visitors, including 55,000 students, in 2016. Its two historic tenements on Orchard Street were home to an estimated 15,000 people from more than 20 nations between 1863 and 2000, and represent the heart of the Museum. Educators guide visitors through restored apartments and retail spaces in the buildings and the surrounding neighborhood, and help them understand how immigrants weathered hard times and built new lives.