90 Orchard Street,
New York, NY 10002
The mission of the Tenement museum is "to promote tolerance and historical perspective through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a gateway to America." The Tenement Museum offers a variety of historical and public resources. One of its most impressive elements is the actual 19th century tenement building that is, in effect, part of the permanent collection. In addition, the Museum offers special thematic programs, workshops, lectures, tours, plays, an interactive website (see above) and a varied assortment of exhibits. An invaluable resource as well for any scholarly historical work on immigration, neighborhoods, class relations or other areas of NYC history.