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Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Inc. (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Elizabeth Venditto (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
The Power of Place: Race, Placemaking, and Migration

The retention of sixteen permanent staff to expand walking tours, conduct research, and develop a new exhibit.

The project consists of: 1) expanding the Tenement Museum's neighborhood walking tour offerings as the centerpiece of the Museum's socially-distanced reopening; 2) developing a new "Black Migrations" walking tour; 3) conducting additional research on race and migration that will enhance interpretation across Museum programs; 4) begin developing a new exhibit planned for 2021. This project will help the Museum retain 16 staff positions from May through December 2020 as it reopens and advance the Museum's 2018-2022 strategic plan to broaden the range of stories it tells.

Project fields:
African American History; Immigration History; Urban History

Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)

Public Programs

$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020