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The Tenement Museum shares stories of the immigrant and migrant experience through guided tours of their two tenement buildings on the Lower East Side. Recreated homes of the former residents between the 1860s and the 1980s are the backdrop.
Our tour will focus on Working Women: 100 Years Apart. The homes of the Gumpertz and Wong families, who lived on the same block of Orchard Street in the 1870s and the 1970s. Natalie Gumpertz, who arrived from Germany, and Mrs. Wong, from China, were both immigrant mothers who worked in the garment industry, separated by a century. Explore their lives and their communities, and how immigration laws impacted both families in different ways. On this interactive tour, the museum shared with us, that we will "consider immigrant women’s roles in their families, and how ideas of American identity and citizenship created different trajectories for Chinese and German immigrants."...Read More
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
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