"Shop Life"

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"Shop Life" at the Tenement Museum
The first new permanent exhibition to open at the the Lower East Side Tenement Museum since 2008 will showcase the array of local businesses that have occupied the historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street. Visitors will be led through re-creations of those shops, including a 19th-century beer saloon, a kosher butcher shop from the 1890s, a 1930s auction house and an undergarment shop from the 1970s. The boon for kids is that the exhibit features the museum's first interactive technology, allowing them to choose a piece of merchandise that, when set on the counter, initiates a multimedia presentation—audio clips played on vintage telephone receivers, projections of newspaper clippings and historic images—on the item's significance and historical context. Ages 8 and up.
Event phone: 212-982-8420
Event website: http://tenement.org