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Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Annie Polland (Project Director: August 2014 to present)

103 Orchard Street Exhibit

Implementation of a historic site tour and interactive media that would tell the stories of immigrants who settled in New York City after 1945.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum requests a $400,000 Implementation Grant to create the tour content and interactive media for an exhibit that will tell the stories of immigrants who settled in New York City after WWII. The Museum will install this exhibit in a recently acquired 1888 tenement at 103 Orchard Street. This project will draw on humanities scholars whose expertise spans such themes as ethnic succession, pluralism, lived religion, immigrant foodways, the garment industry, and immigration. The project's principal deliverable is a dynamic exhibit telling three stories of contemporary immigration through: 1) an interactive and multi-layered apartment; 2) Storylines, an interactive subway map; 3) educator instruction, provided by humanities scholars, and scholar-produced essays that will be used as training material; and, 4) a series of public programs under the auspices of the Museum's free evening lecture series, Tenement Talks.

Project fields:
Immigration History

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2015 – 4/30/2018