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Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Annie Polland (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - present)
GI-50666-14
103 Orchard Street Website

To support: Implementation of a web-based virtual tour and public programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum that examine post-World War II immigration through the experiences of three families that resided at 103 Orchard Street from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2016

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Derya Golpinar (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 07/01/2012); Dana Friedman (Project Director, 07/02/2012 - present)
PG-51292-11
Tenement Museum Collections Environmental Monitoring

To support: The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment recommended by a preservation consultant and the recalibration of existing equipment in order to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and vibration in a storage area housing a collection of 9,000 objects, 5,000 photographs, and 140 linear feet of archival records. The corpus documents migration history in a location that housed more than 7,000 immigrants from 20 nations between 1863 and 1935, and it is one of the few in the nation to offer information about the material culture of the urban working class and poor during this period.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum requests a grant of $5,905 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to enhance the environmental monitoring of its unique collections and begin examining how vibrations affect its collections. If awarded a grant, the Museum will purchase new environmental monitoring equipment, including climate and vibration dataloggers, recalibrate its existing climate dataloggers that are currently ineffective, and hire a consultant to implement a vibration monitoring program and train museum staff on the use of the equipment and how to interpret the data collected.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,905 (approved); $5,905 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Derya Golpinar (Project Director, 05/15/2009 - present)
PG-50930-10
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Collection Plan

To support: Funding supports the development of storage plans for the museum's collections, which include clothing, household accessories, furniture, photographs, and architectural fragments from the tenement building at 97 Orchard Street and materials donated by former residents, shopkeepers, owners, and their descendants. The collections document life in Lower East Side tenement houses during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum requests a grant of $5,320.00 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the creation of two detailed plans for the proper housing and storage of its object and architectural collections into secure, climate-controlled spaces. The majority of the Museum's objects are currently stored below ground level in a basement space at 91 Orchard Street, and nearly 1,775 objects are stored in the cellar of its building at 97 Orchard Street. The current storage conditions are substandard, and the collections are at risk. This project will ensure the collections' safety by supporting the creation of two storage plans to adapt newly available space into a secure storage room and to outline the proper storage and housing of large furniture and architectural fragments currently housed at 97 Orchard Street. Support from this grant will cover consultant costs and costs associated with consultant work.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,320 (approved); $5,320 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Annie Polland (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
BP-50190-10
Under the Tenement Roofs: Placing Real Life Stories into History

To support: Planning to strengthen and update public tours within a thematic framework of the built environment, lived religion and Americanization, and Progressive-Era social activists.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Interpreting America's Historic Places Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 4/30/2011

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Annie Polland (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
BR-50141-10
Minding the Store: Commerce and Community on the Lower East Side

To support: Implementation of a permanent interpretation of lower-level spaces for living and commerce at 91 Orchard Street, including a saloon (1870, Germans), a kosher butcher store (1890, Eastern-European Jews), and an auction house (1930s, second-generation Jews), as key sites of immigrant Americanization.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Interpreting America's Historic Places Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 2/28/2013

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 05/16/2007 - present)
PG-50409-08
Rehousing the Tenement Museum's Archival Collections

To support: Purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies to rehouse manuscripts, archives, photographs, and audio and video materials that illustrate life in Lower East Side, New York, tenement houses during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (The Tenement Museum) requests support for the rehousing of its archival collections in a new, climate-controlled space. This project will support the purchase of 12 new Metro mobile shelving units and new acid- and lignin-free folders and archival flip-top cases and cartons. The Tenement Museum's archival collection is used for research by outside scholars more than any other materials in its collection.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,000 (approved); $5,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 12/1/2007 – 5/31/2009

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 09/06/2007 - 06/24/2008); Renee Epps (Project Director, 06/25/2008 - present)
BP-50071-08
Rear Yard Exhibit

To support: Planning an exhibit and programs interpreting the backyard as used by tenants from 1864 to 1905, exploring themes of urban sanitation, technological change, and social reform, and the uses of rear yards as communal spaces.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Interpreting America's Historic Places Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2008 – 9/30/2009

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 09/14/2006 - present)
MC-50075-07
Planning the Interpretation of the Rear Yard of 97 Orchard Street

To support: Consultation to plan an exhibit about sanitation and the water system in the backyard of a 19th-century tenement building that would explore issues of urban sanitation, immigrant life, the state of medical knowledge about public health, and housing reform pressures in the period 1864 to 1905.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums Consultation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $10,000 (approved); $10,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2007 – 3/31/2008

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 05/20/2005 - present)
PA-51740-06
Installation of Ultraviolet Light Protection in Historic Building

To support: Light reduction measures in the museum's national landmark historic tenement building, where humanities collections are displayed in five "apartments" restored to depict the homes of former immigrant residents.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,000 (approved); $5,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2006 – 6/30/2007

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 10/20/2005 - present)
EE-50376-06
Irish Immigration Education Materials

To support: The development of K-12 educational materials and web-based resources in support of the museum's new exhibition, "An Irish Family in America."

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 6/30/2007

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 09/22/2004 - present)
GM-50382-05
John Schneider's Saloon

To support: Consultation with scholars and interpretive experts to develop an interpretation of an immigrant saloon operated in the museum's historic tenement building at 97 Orchard Street.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $10,000 (approved); $10,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Jeff Tancil (Project Director, 09/29/2003 - present)
GM-50229-04
Interactive Online Tenement Museum Experience

To support: Consultation with scholarly and media experts, and user testing, to develop an interactive website exploring the urban immigrant experience on New York’s Lower East Side.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $10,000 (approved); $10,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2004 – 6/30/2005

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Stephen Long (Project Director, 09/17/2002 - present)
GM-50021-03
An Irish Family in New York

No project description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2003 – 4/30/2004

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Ruth Abram (Project Director, 05/01/2001 - present)
CH-20871-02
NEH Challenge Grant for Lower East Side Tenement Museum Endowment.

No project description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Challenge Grants
Division: Challenge Grants
Total amount offered: $500,000
Grant period: 12/1/2000 – 7/31/2006

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Kate Fermoile (Project Director, 02/01/2000 - present)
GM-26143-00
The Sweatshop Apartment

No project description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $197,553 (approved); $197,553 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2000 – 11/30/2001

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Ruth Abram (Project Director, 05/23/1995 - present)
CH-20269-96
Purchase and Restoration of a Nineteenth-Century Tenement Building.

No project description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Challenge Grants
Division: Challenge Grants
Total amount offered: $300,000
Grant period: 12/1/1994 – 7/31/1997

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Ruth Abram (Project Director, 02/09/1995 - present)
GS-20061-95
Around the Kitchen Table (The Kitchen)

No project description available.

Project fields: Unknown
Program: Enterprise Awards Pre 2001
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1995 – 6/30/1997

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Richard Rabinowitz (Project Director, 12/13/1993 - present)
GM-25239-94
Material Life of Tenement People in 19th-Century New York

No project description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $50,356 (approved); $50,356 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/1994 – 9/30/1995

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Richard Rabinowitz (Project Director, 06/15/1992 - present)
GM-24881-93
Lower East Side Tenement Interpretive Project

No project description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $180,000 (approved); $180,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/1993 – 6/30/1995

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Richard Rabinowitz (Project Director, 12/13/1990 - present)
GM-24556-91
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Self-Study Project

No project description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $20,000 (approved); $20,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1991 – 6/30/1992

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Ruth Abram (Project Director, 12/17/1987 - present)
GM-23693-88
The Lower East Side Immigrant Heritage Trail: A Social History Walking Tour Series

No project description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $69,970 (approved); $69,970 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1988 – 6/30/1989

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Annie Polland (Project Director, 05/07/2013 - present)
CH-51182
Renovation to Expand Story of American Immigration History into Post-World War II Period

To support: Construction to prepare three floors of its recently acquired 103 Orchard Street building for exhibition, program, and administrative space, and to replace the roof and cornice.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Challenge Grants
Division: Challenge Grants
Total amount offered: $500,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2017

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