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Tenement Tales: Immigrant Life in 19th Century New York

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ClassGraphic On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a tenement building dating from the 1850s still stands. The Tenement Museum on Orchard Street has restored several original apartments and built a huge archive of documents to tell the stories of families who entered America through the port of New York, raised families in tenements like this one, started businesses, and moved on. In this study group, we will visit families from Germany, Italy, Ireland, and Russia by entering their parlors, kitchens, and workspaces via 20-minute videos prepared by Tenement Museum researchers and educators. Discussion will follow each video, developing an understanding of their lives and the ongoing process of research and documentation. Reading material, distributed each week prior to the study group, will supplement the discussion. Materials are free.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Richard Soska2.Margot Wallace 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/11/2022 - 8/1/2022 Weekly - Mon 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Margot Wallace  ; Richard Soska 
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