Press Release

Naturalization Ceremony to be held at the History Colorado Center

Colorado immigrants originally from 28 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance to become United States citizens on August 12 at the History Colorado Center during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony. This is the second naturalization ceremony that History Colorado has hosted. The ceremony will take place from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. in the museum’s Anschutz Hamilton Hall. Museum visitors are invited to watch.

“We are honored that the History Colorado Center will be the place where fifty Coloradans, who have worked so hard to earn the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship, see their dreams come true,” said Colorado State Historian Bill Convery, Ph.D., who will welcome families to the museum. “As we participate in this momentous occasion with our new citizens and their loved ones, we encourage people to come to the History Colorado Center and see how our nation’s civic process works and witness this life-changing moment in their personal histories.”

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon foreign citizens or nationals after fulfilling the requirements established by Congress. After naturalization, foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all the same benefits, rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S. citizens, including the right to vote. During fiscal year 2013, approximately 778,000 immigrants were naturalized nationwide. More information is online at


History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information.

Media Contact:
Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager
(303) 866-2049,
Released issued March 11, 2014
Photos: Little Church of the Pines before and after.