Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873, and the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.
UNDER ONE ROOF
The stories continue with our new tour and exhibit opening in Fall 2017
The Tenement Museum is
comprised of two historic tenement buildings, 97 and 103 Orchard
Street. Where 97 Orchard Street served as home to immigrant families
between 1863 and 1935, Under One Roof will feature the stories of the
immigrants and migrants who started their lives anew at 103 Orchard
Street in the decades after World War II and helped to make the Lower
East Side one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods. Hear the stories
of former resident Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust;
Jose and Andy Velez, whose seamstress mother left Puerto Rico for new
opportunities; and the Wong siblings, whose mother supported the family
by sewing in the Chinatown garment shops.