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The House on Henry Street: A Small House with a Big Story

The House on Henry Street: A Small House with a Big Story MEDIA REVIEW The House on Henry Street: A Small House with a Big Story Henry Street Settlement, 265 Henry Street, New York, New York, 10002, and funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Opened to the public in September 2018 as a permanent installation, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The online exhibit website is https://www.thehouseonhenrystreet.org/ Curator, Ellen Snyder-Grenier. The House on Henry Street celebrates the 125-year anniversary of the founding of the Henry Street Settlement by Lillian Wald and Mary Brewster. The per- manent on-site exhibit explores Wald’s interest in providing healthcare to the urban poor living on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1893. The pho- tographs, essays, videos, primary documents (e.g., signed visitor book), and artifacts, including a visiting nurse’s bag, tell the contextualized story of social reform, immigration, tenements, poverty, child labor, public health, and nurs- ing. The exhibit is conveniently located in a large open space off the front lobby at 265 Henry Street where Wald and her colleagues lived and worked. The curated exhibit immediately engages the visitor and directs them to walk through time, as they view the interactive displays. One of the early stops in the exhibit encourages the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

The House on Henry Street: A Small House with a Big Story

Nursing History Review , Volume 29 (1): 2 – Dec 24, 2020

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MEDIA REVIEW The House on Henry Street: A Small House with a Big Story Henry Street Settlement, 265 Henry Street, New York, New York, 10002, and funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Opened to the public in September 2018 as a permanent installation, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The online exhibit website is https://www.thehouseonhenrystreet.org/ Curator, Ellen Snyder-Grenier. The House on Henry Street celebrates the 125-year anniversary of the founding of the Henry Street Settlement by Lillian Wald and Mary Brewster. The per- manent on-site exhibit explores Wald’s interest in providing healthcare to the urban poor living on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1893. The pho- tographs, essays, videos, primary documents (e.g., signed visitor book), and artifacts, including a visiting nurse’s bag, tell the contextualized story of social reform, immigration, tenements, poverty, child labor, public health, and nurs- ing. The exhibit is conveniently located in a large open space off the front lobby at 265 Henry Street where Wald and her colleagues lived and worked. The curated exhibit immediately engages the visitor and directs them to walk through time, as they view the interactive displays. One of the early stops in the exhibit encourages the

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Dec 24, 2020

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