Nestled in 2 rooms in the museum heart of Liberty Station is the New Americans Museum; neighbors are the Visions Museum of Textile Art, the Nautical History Gallery & Museum, and the San Diego Watercolor Society. Here are featured the stories of various immigrant groups in San Diego, their cultures, and what they retain and contribute to the American mosaic. Admission is free, and parking is available throughout Liberty Station.
As a nation of immigrants, America has benefited from an infusion of talents and skills that are the foundations of many rich traditions. In the civic, economic, and artistic arenas, yesterday’s newcomer is tomorrow’s pioneer in a continuing process that defines us to this day.
The preservation and presentation of the immigrant experience in the United States is a central commitment of the New Americans Museum’s mission. We are dedicated to insuring that individual stories are safeguarded in the Family Histories Essays and Oral and Visual Histories archives as enduring testaments to our immigrant roots as a culture and a nation.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Una Storia Segreta: When Italian Americans Were “Enemy Aliens”
Una Storia Segreta: When Italian Americans Were “Enemy Aliens,” a captivating exhibition curated by Dr. Lawrence DiStasi and Dr. Rose Scherini that delves into a lesser-known chapter of American history.
During World War II, Italian Americans were designated as “enemy aliens” and subjected to discriminatory treatment, including forced relocation, internment, and surveillance. Through powerful photographs, documents, and personal stories, this exhibition sheds light on the experiences of Italian Americans during this period of fear and uncertainty.
From the impact on families and communities to the time’s broader political and social context, Una Storia Segreta offers a compelling and thought-provoking exploration of a forgotten chapter of American history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the struggles and resilience of Italian Americans during a difficult time in our nation’s past.
The exhibition is open to the public until July 15th—galleries are open: Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
We hope to see you there!
Visit New Americans Museum
2825 Dewey Rd
San Diego , CA 92101
Thursday - Sunday
10 am–4 pm
*1st Friday of the Month / Liberty Night - Open until 7:30 pm
*Walk-in/Self-guided Tour - No appointment needed
*Guided Group Tour - Email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate "TOUR" in the subject line.
2825 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA