Thursday, March 5, 2009

TM - On Location with the History Detectives

Last year, PBS's History Detectives set out to solve the mystery of a Connecticut farmhouse owned by a string of Eastern-European families during the late 19th and early 20th centuries (the height of Jewish immigration to the New York area). Why, they wondered, did the house change hands so many times? The detectives conducted one of their interviews - with NYU professor David Sawyer -here at the museum. Prof. Sawyer explained the appeal of the Connecticut countryside to Eastern European Jews crammed in the Lower East Side. The History Detectives posted this cool behind-the-scenes photo of the interview on their Flikr page:

(This is the front parlor space of 97 Orchard Street, at stoop level. It's where we host the Kitchen Conversations program as well as Rooms for Rent space rentals.)

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