The Citizenship Project

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The Citizenship Project

The CMCH has partnered with The New-York Historical Society to offer free citizenship classes for green card holders preparing for the naturalization interview. The classes prepare green card holders to take the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.

This free course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics test. Participants will learn about American government and history using objects, paintings, and documents from the CMCH and The New-York Historical Society collections.

Classes are taught in English and are recommended for intermediate level English Language Learners.

Our upcoming sessions:

September 11 – October 18, 2023. This class meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Twelve class meetings in total. Click here to register. This class is taught online using Zoom.

November 11 – December 16, 2023. This class on Saturday mornings, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Six class meetings in total. This class covers two lessons in each meeting. It is strongly recommended that students have intermediate English skills for this accelerated course.  Click here to register. This class is taught online using Zoom.

The New-York Historical Society also offers online classes, including ones taught in Spanish. Click here to see their available classes.

For more information, email

Are you curious about the USCIS Civics test? Click here to take a practice version.

True to its founding identity, the United States is still a nation of immigrants. Inspired by New-York Historical’s Citizenship Project, this Netflix documentary short film depicts some of the many threads that continue to weave the tapestry that is America through the lens of five immigrants who are on their journey to U.S. citizenship. It is a reminder of its national motto E Pluribus Unum—Out of Many, One.

The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The New York Community Trust, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!

Thank you to the Henry Nias Foundation, Inc. for their generous support of the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History’s Citizenship Project programming!

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