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:
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.