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"Sweatshop Workers Apt" at THE TENEMENT MUSEUM

Since I'm teaching a unit on the Triangle Fire again this fall, it's high time I made it over to The Tenement Museum's "Sweatshop Workers" apartment. Come join me!

Here's a description from their website: "Pay a visit to the Levine family's garment workshop and the Rogarshevskys' Sabbath table at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Explore how immigrants balanced work, family and religion at a time of great change." Please note that this apartment is on the third floor of this walk-up building. I'm not too thrilled about that, but that's the deal!

How to meet us: I'll be at the ticket desk, WHICH IS 103 ORCHARD STREET, NOT THE ADDRESS OF THE TENEMENT ITSELF, holding my hand-scrawled MEETUP sign. Please meet us by 10:30am for this 10:45am tour.

Admission: Admission to "Sweatshop Workers" tour at The Tenement Museum is $22 (slightly more if you purchase online, as I just did). Try this link to buy yours:

http://tenement.org/tourcal.php?year=2012&month=8&day=24&tour_name=Sweatshop Workers

We do also have our own $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.

While the actual Tenement Museum is at 97 Orchard Street, all tours begin at 103 Orchard Street, which is the shop.

Afterwards, we can go get a bite to eat at a local place.

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  • Vivian

    Very informative...answered many questions about the immigrant experience

    August 25, 2012

  • Linda

    Just a wonderful day! Great to see Patricia, Mary, and Vivian again, and to meet Louise for the first time, but very sorry that the tour was sold out so that Donna could not attend after all. The tour was amazing--the guide was upbeat and knowledgeable, and it was fascinating just to be in the space. Vivian made a good recommendation later with the Meatball restaurant on nearby Stanton Street. An all-around great meetup!

    August 24, 2012

  • Mary

    Very good tour.

    August 24, 2012

  • Mary

    Ticket purchased for Friday Aug. 24th, 10:45 AM tour

    August 22, 2012

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