Check Out 103 Orchard, the Tenement Museum's New Building for Modern Immigrant Family Stories

New this Fall at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, a new building and exhibit has been added to the museum's lineup, focusing on immigration to New York City in the decades following World War II. The new Under One Roof exhibit features the stories of multiple families who called the new building at 103 Orchard home after the war and helped make the Lower East Side one of the City's most diverse modern neighborhoods.

Based on the oral histories of living family members, Under One Roof tells the stories of three families who lived at 103 Orchard Street in New York City’s Lower East Side during the decades following World War II: the Epstein family, Polish refugees and Holocaust survivors, who lived in the building from 1955-1961; the Saez-Velez Family, Puerto Rican migrants, who lived there from 1964 to 2013; and the Wong family, Chinese immigrants, who lived at 103 Orchard from 1968 to 2014. Over the course of its 127 years as a residence, 103 Orchard Street housed more than 10,000 people.

Check out the exhibit page for more information on Under One Roof, the new building, and/or the Tenement Museum.

Submitted via Viewing NYC Tips

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