The New Americans Museum is an homage to those who have chosen to be a part of the American dream and have come to the country in hopes of a better future. The museum celebrates the history of the country and its growth through immigration and acknowledges the challenges immigrants face in their effort to become Americans. Understanding the journey of the immigrant is an important part of preserving the country's history and the museum does this in a variety of ways. Since its opening in 2008, the museum has provided oral and visual history projects, cultural events, visual and performing art exhibits, conferences, lectures, and exhibitions, all in an effort to share the immigrant experience. The museum is located at the NTC Promenade, Liberty Station at the historic Naval Training Center. This is right in the heart of San Diego's cultural, arts, science, and technology community. The museum is a popular destination for those who want to learn more about the immigrant experience and regularly welcomes school groups, scholars, curious visitors, and San Diego residents. The museum blends historic and modern-day immigration lessons, documenting the ways in which the process has changed and the importance of maintaining the dignity of the process. Families that wish to preserve their own immigration histories can learn a learn from the exhibits at the museum.