Tenement Museum

5th Grade Lower East Side Tour

Tenement Museum

New York, Manhattan, New York 10019, United States

Created By: Temple Beth El

Point of Interest Details

While not strictly a ‘hidden’ gem, the Tenement Museum is still a fascinating insight into JewishNew Yorker lifestyles. The action takes place on the Lower East Side (you’re beginning to see a theme here, right?), or 97 Orchard Street, to be precise, which was home to a mind-boggling 7000 working class immigrants. Visitors can go on a guided tour around the building and around the neighbourhood, recreating 19th-20th century immigrant life. There are also a range of other activities, known as ‘Tenement Talks’: free readings, discussions, performances, and screenings about New York’s history, population, and culture.

Check out the Tenement Museum website at: http://tenement.org/

Links to historical images below.

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This point of interest is part of the tour: 5th Grade Lower East Side Tour


 

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