NEW YORK — The Lower East Side Tenement Museum will celebrate the opening of its new visitor center by hosting a naturalization ceremony for 18 New York City residents as they become U.S. citizens.
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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is among the scheduled speakers at Tuesday's ceremony.
The museum's new visitor and education center will include classrooms, a screening room and a demonstration kitchen for culinary programs.
The museum was founded in 1988 in a landmarked tenement building. It was home to more than 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935.
It's dedicated to using the history of its site as a tool for addressing issues that are still relevant today, including immigration.
The 18 New York City residents being naturalized come from 17 nations.
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