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Our Story at the Tenement Museum

By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture | on January 11, 2018

Our Storytelling in Our Immigrant City Exhibition has been added to the Tenement Museum’s Your Story, Our Story website! This project helps uncover the patterns that bind us, no matter where we came from or how long we’ve been here. Explore stories from across the country, upload the story of an object that carries meaning in your family, and join in telling the story of American immigration and migration.

Storytelling in our Immigrant City, is the culminating exhibit of portraits and stories by photographer James Maher that illustrate our community members’ immigrant journeys. Within this space, we are celebrating the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty five people whose lives have been touched by immigration. These stories are of the neighbors, staff, volunteers, and family of the Education Alliance and the Manny Cantor Center.

Responses to the question “What is the importance of immigrants and immigration, particularly in a neighborhood such as the Lower East Side?” are featured on the website.

Visit the page here to explore the stories and the rest of the collection.
The Sharing the Miracle: Storytelling in Our Immigrant City Exhibit will be up in the Ernest Rubenstein Gallery until February 9th. Stop by anytime to view the incredible portraits and stories of our immigrant community.

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