Stockbridge: Ceremony to welcome new US citizens

In partnership with Berkshire Immigrant Center, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a naturalization ceremony inside its galleries at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the country from around the world will be sworn-in as new naturalized U.S. citizens during a special ceremony to be held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell's iconic "Four Freedoms" paintings.

For the second year, the ceremony will be presided over by the Honorable Joan M. McMenemy, first justice of Berkshire County Juvenile Court. Remarks will be provided by Laurie Norton Moffatt, Museum director/CEO, and Brooke Mead, BIC director.

Pianist Karen Tchougourian will offer music during the reception following the ceremony.

Support for the event is encouraged, and can be arranged by contacting the Museum at 413-931-2221.

Priority seating is given to new citizens and their families. Museum visitors are welcome to observe the ceremony based on space availability.


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