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Youth Trip to the Tenement Museum: At Home in 1911

Meets at the Museum: 97 Orchard Street | Full vaccination required - bring proof!

Sunday, February 13, 11:00AM

This tour is limited to 12 participants - in the event that we are oversubscribed, members will be given priority. We will start a waitlist and keep you informed.

 

Our youth are invited on a special tour of the recreated 1910s apartment of an Eastern European Jewish family earning a living in the garment trade. Like the majority of immigrants at the time, the Rogarshevskys faced many challenges – with the added difficulties of raising six children in a three-room NYC tenement. Step into their home and experience what daily life was like for an immigrant family in 1911 – balancing work, family, community, and an evolving cultural identity.

 

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To learn more about the tour and the Tenement Museum, click here. 

 

 

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883