The blog team at the Tenement Museum wishes to thank you for reading, commenting, thinking, sharing, and enjoying our blog over the last year. We like to think we've grown up a little bit since our very first post on October 1, 2008 and thank you for growing with us.
We still believe that history is a valuable resource for understanding contemporary issues and that historical perspective can shed new light on what's going on in our world today. When we talk about the immigrant experience in America, we aren't just talking about Mrs. Gumpertz "getting by" in 1873. We're also talking about working-class immigrants who live, work, love, raise children, and "get by" in our country today. For all that New York changes, in some ways it stays very much the same.
Thank you for joining us on the journey to discuss and explore people, culture, housing, religion, family, labor, factories, stores, business, food and so much more. We raise a glass to good things to come in 2011!
[And, psst - it's not too late to donate to the Museum for tax year 2010. Just specify that your donation goes to online education to keep the blog rolling. You could support staff salaries, intern stipends, podcast hosting, video editing, or a new camera. Promise we won't spend it all on coffees for the writing staff. ;)]
- Posted by Kate with best wishes from our interns, volunteer writers, and the Tenement Museum's Social Media Committee