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Chapter 1

Arriving in America

Henry Street’s story is set in a time of skyrocketing immigration.

About “The House on Henry Street”

This website – the online exhibition, timeline, walking tour and curricular materials – debuted in 2018 to celebrate Henry Street Settlement’s 125th anniversary.  Other component of The House on Henry Street include public programs, an illustrated book of the same title (with a foreword by President Bill Clinton) and a permanent exhibition at the Settlement’s historic headquarters.

The free brick & mortar exhibition opens to the public on September 27.

Visit the Exhibition in Person

265 Henry Street

New York, NY 10002

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National Endowment for the Humanities

The House on Henry Street is made possible, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor

About Henry Street Settlement

Founded in 1893 by social worker Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement provides a wide range of social service, arts, and health care programs to over 60,000 New Yorkers each year.

Visit our website to see what Henry Street is doing