CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) will host its second naturalization ceremony of 2016 on Friday, August 12 at 1:30 pm. The NCSML will welcome 60 new citizens and their families to the museum. President and CEO, Gail Naughton, will provide opening remarks. The ceremony is open to the public to attend, with limited seating. The ceremony held earlier this year on January 15 had been the first naturalization ceremony held at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library since 1995.
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library itself has a rich immigrant history, as seen in the museum’s permanent exhibit, Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey. The NCSML aims to celebrate life, culture and freedom for all global citizens, including those with Czech and Slovak backgrounds.
Additionally, the NCSML strives to play an important role in human freedom and dignity education and to impact the future by helping create better informed Americans and better global citizens. Throughout the day on August 12, the NCSML will offer a short quiz of 10 citizenship test questions for its regular visitors to experience. Through hosting the naturalization ceremony, the NCSML celebrates and congratulates the newest group of American citizens, as well as their families to the greater Cedar Rapids community and to the United States.
For a complete listing of area naturalization ceremonies, visit the United States District Court page.