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NEW GLARUS - The Swiss Center of North America will celebrate its grand opening between 1 and 4 p.m. today at its new location, 507 Durst Road in New Glarus.A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.New Glarus, which has a long Swiss tradition, was chosen to be the home of Swiss Center in 1999. The center's goal is to document and archive the Swiss story in North America, as well as help strengthen ties between Switzerland and North America.The center will house archives, books, papers and other items that can be used to tell the story of Swiss influence in North America. New Glarus offers the most completed story of immigration from the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland, to New Glarus.