About this event
At the turn of the 20th century, our neighbors had few protections or safety nets. Seeking to serve the most vulnerable, Henry Street Settlement was established in 1893 to provide affordable health care and a wide range of social services to the Lower East Side’s majority immigrant and migrant community. It was—and remains—a place where New Yorkers could turn for help.
Henry Street has been opening the doors of opportunity for Lower East Siders and other New Yorkers for almost 130 years. Our visit will include an introduction to Henry Street Settlement’s history as a visiting nurse service that pioneered public health nursing, and a deep dive into the world of Lillian Wald and her numerous social reform accomplishments, including creating New York City’s school lunch program and Seward Park (the first municipally-built playground in the United States) and helping to found the NAACP.
During this private tour with Katie Vogel, the Settlement’s public historian, you will get to experience 3 things: the historic former home of its founder Lillian Wald at 265 Henry Street, (now its present-day headquarters,) the House on Henry Street’s history exhibition, and the Abrons Arts Center, the location of the Settlement’s arts programs since 1915. PENDING AVAILABILITY, we will end our tour at the Neighborhood Playhouse, a modest three-story red brick structure designated a national landmark that originally showed both silent films and lives performances.
Katie Vogel, our presenter for this talk, has worked as the Public Historian at Henry Street Settlement since 2017. She leads tours of the Settlement’s permanent history exhibition, The House on Henry Street, and plans public programs, including panel discussions and walking tours. In 2017, Vogel was awarded a master’s degree from Brown University’s Public Humanities program in the Department of American Studies. For five years, she worked at the Tenement Museum, leading tours for school groups, English language learners, and the public.
We tour RAIN OR SHINE.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors, and $25 for students and cost an additional $3PP when tickets are purchased at the door – pending availability.
Date and time
Sun, November 13, 2022
10:45 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Henry Street Settlement
265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002