About our Tours

Come visit legendary historic sites where the community faced off with gentrification and corporate power. Peek inside vibrant community gardens and legendary tenement buildings, Tompkins Square Park, the first community-based recycling center and the symbol of gentrification, The Christodora House.   ALL TOURS START AT THE MUSEUM AT 155 AVENUE C, COST $20 AND ARE…

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Our Story Tellers

Our storytellers, who give the museum’s tours and recount the story of activism on the Lower East Side, include Bill Weinberg, the author of Tompkins Square Park: A Legacy of Rebellion and other works; Ben Shepard, an Assistant Professor of Human Service at New York School of Technology/City University of New York, the author/editor of…

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“I really appreciated Bill Weinberg’s history of Tompkins Square Park….The still-visible Olmstead landscape puts it in conversation with parks in other parts of Manhattan, or in other cities, for that matter. More importantly, retelling the history of struggle and resistance gives visitors a different way of looking at U. S. history – a Howard Zinn…

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