The Tenement Museum Needs Your Support

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Please consider supporting the Tenement Museum.

The Lower East Side is in danger of losing a very important piece of history. The Tenement Museum has called for some financial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Tenement Museum tells the true stories of American immigrant families through recreated apartments in a historic tenement building. The museum offers neighborhood walking tours, evening programs, free English language classes, and programs for school groups.

The Tenement Museum’s mission is to “foster a society that embraces and values the role of immigration in the evolving American identity.” They accomplish this through guided tours; curriculum and programs for secondary and post-secondary educators; stories, primary sources and media shared on our website; and interactive online experiences such as Your Story, Our Story, podcasts and more.

Due to the crisis, the museum has had to close; forgoing their normal earned revenue, as well having to cancel its fundraising gala. The museum’s dedication to keeping the experience and the story of the LES immigrants’ experiences alive is unparalleled. Just like the immigrants who made their homes at 97 and 103 Orchard Street, New Yorkers are experiencing a pandemic and financial crisis of our own time, and it is important to remember how our ancestors prevailed.

“We are living through the stuff of history. It’s all the more important, therefore, that our response fits this moment,” says President Morris J. Vogel in a statement.

Please consider making a gift that will allow the Tenement Museum to survive these unprecedented times, remain strong, and reopen when circumstances allow.

Corporate sponsorships are also welcomed. Corporate Members are entitled to free admission for employees and their guests, merchandise discounts, early access to Museum events, and recognition on the Museum’s website and in its Visitor Center. The Museum can also tailor packages to meet other corporate philanthropic and marketing goals.

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