Big day at the Tenement Museum

Tuesday, June 17, is the opening of the first new apartment at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in six years. The Moore family were immigrants from Ireland who occupied an apartment at 97 Orchard Street in 1869. Sadly, their baby daughter died there of marasmus, a form of malnutrition. The exhibit focuses on issues of public health at the time.

I’ll post much more about this in a few weeks.

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