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Associated Press Updated: January 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — A museum that focuses on the European immigrant experience in lower Manhattan says it'll expand to include the stories of other ethnic groups that settled there after World War II.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is in the planning stages of adding permanent exhibits on Chinese immigrants, Jewish Holocaust survivors and Puerto Rican migrants who began their new lives there. An opening date hasn't been set.

The museum is housed in a historic tenement building that was the home of over 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935.

The post-World War II immigrant exhibit will be housed in a nearby tenement building on Orchard Street. The museum says it'll show how Chinese, Puerto Rican and Jewish experiences intersected.

All the stories come to life in former residents' restored apartments.

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