Last updated on: 12/10/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
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No position found as of Apr. 25, 2007

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Description:

“The Tenement’s landmark tenement building at 97 Orchard Street is the first homestead of urban working class and poor immigrant people preserved and interpreted in the United States. Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, an immigrant portal for almost two centuries, 97 Orchard Street was home to an estimated 7,000 people from more than 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. The Tenement is a designated National Historic Site, affiliated with the National Park Service and a featured property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.”

“About Us,” www.tenement.org (accessed Apr. 25, 2007)

Mission:

“The Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s mission is to promote tolerance and historical perspective through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a gateway to America.”

“About Us,” www.tenement.org (accessed Apr. 25, 2007)

Other:
"The Tenement is a designated National Historic Site, affiliated with the National Park Service and a featured property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation." ("About Us," www.tenement.org accessed Apr. 25, 2007)