Tenement Museum's New Exhibit Looks Inside the Building Where Three Families Gained a Foothold in NYC

New exhibit looks inside the building where three families gained a foothold in the U.S.
New exhibit looks inside the building where three families gained a foothold in the U.S.
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The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a unique museum housed in two old tenement buildings that teaches about immigration in New York City through the stories of the people who actually lived in the tenement apartments. Their new exhibit Under One Roof shares the stories of three immigrant families as you walk through the old apartment. In this video from PBS NewsHour, take a peek inside the exhibit.

At a time when questions are swirling around U.S. immigration policy, a new exhibit at New York City’s Tenement Museum looks at the effects of immigration on a personal level. The exhibit, “Under One Roof,” tells the stories of three families -- Polish, Puerto Rican and Chinese -- who moved to the city's Lower East Side neighborhood after World War II.

via PBS

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