President’s Day Naturalization Ceremony

Schedule of Events:

11:0am – 12:00pm – Naturalization Ceremony will be officiated by Judge David J. Novak and is held in partnership with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Celebrate America’s newest citizens with Ukrop’s cake and lemonade in Commonwealth Hall and music from the Richmond Brass Consort

12:00pm – 4:00pm – Special Activities:

Explore the museum galleries with a special presidential-themed scavenger hunt and earn a pocket-sized copy of the United States Constitution upon completion (while supplies last)Test your civics knowledge with questions from the U.S. Naturalization Test – then be entered to win a one-year family membership to the VMHCView a rare collection of presidential-related archival treasures in the E. Clairborne Robins, Jr. Research Library (on display one day only)

The Naturalization ceremony is open to the public, but all attendees must be screened for prohibited items prior to entering the Robins Family Forum. All attendees must have photo identification (driver’s license/ID card)  to enter the courtroom/event space and will be screened for prohibited items.

Courtroom prohibited items:

No weapons or potential weapons – (firearms, knives, sharp tools or instruments, pepper spray, ammunition, etc.)No flammable/combustible materials – (lighters, aerosol cans, etc.)No bags – (backpacks, purses, briefcases, etc.)No food or drinksNo hats, except for religious purposesThis program, part of the VMHC’s multi-year initiative to commemorate the 250th  Anniversary of the U.S.

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