As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innovative, sustainable concepts and designs have since spread out to the rest of the city and beyond.
The mission of MoRUS is to preserve the history of grassroots activism and promote environmentally-sound, community-based urban ecologies. MoRUS pursues three main goals:
– archive and document the history of activism in the Lower East Side, East Village and Alphabet City
– educate visitors with exhibitions and guided tours of the neighborhood
– empower individuals to partake in the process for sustainable change with workshops and events