USCIS Women’s National Equality Day Citizenship Ceremony

Friday, August 26, 2022 • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Heinz History Center
Included with Regular admission

The History Center and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a special women’s citizenship ceremony on Women’s Equality Day, Friday, Aug. 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  

Local USCIS officials will present 13 women from 13 countries with their certificate of citizenship, and History Center senior curator Leslie Przybylek will deliver remarks on local women’s history. Families and guests are invited to watch as the women become American citizens as part of this pivotal milestone in the naturalization process. The ceremony, held in the museum’s first floor Great Hall, is open to the public. 

The citizenship ceremony is part of the History Center’s ongoing civics initiative, America 101, which engages the public to learn American history through public programs, special exhibitions, digital learning tools, and educational curriculum.   

By 2026 – America’s 250th anniversary – America 101 will ensure that citizens in Western Pa. and beyond are more knowledgeable about American history and able to pass the history and civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test.