I really had no idea what to expect when I heard we would be visiting the Tenement Museum. I assumed it would be a regular museum with various exhibits including photos, articles, and primary sources providing information about immigrants coming to New York City. However, much to my surprise, the museum actually included a real tenement, fully furnished, and in the same exact condition as it was so many years ago. My favorite aspect of the tour of  the tenement was seeing all the different tools and methods used by the family to cook, eat, clean, bathe, etc. I will admit that I hoped to learn a little bit more about the different types of people that immigrated, and perhaps read more first hand accounts of the experience, but overall it was an interesting and thought-provoking visit.

-Sarah Inbar

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