An Irish immigrant family is moving into 97 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of New York City, but it won’t be having visitors until May 2005. That’s because this is the address of the Tenement Museum, a National Historic Site, which exhibits apartments of immigrant families that once lived in the building. The Moore family lived on the premises back in 1869, and today historians are getting ready to bring the essence of the family and its experiences back to the apartment.
The Irish apartment will be a new addition to the Museum’s current exhibits of German-Jewish, Italian and Eastern European families. ♦