Americans By Choice

The exhibit from May 8 to July 30, 2012 was “Americans By Choice: The Story of Immigration and Citizenship in Kansas.” The exhibit illustrated the paths to citizenship taken by Kansas settlers from around the world during the past 150 years and personalizes the story of immigration and citizenship—who came, where they came from, why they came to Kansas, and why they chose to become U.S. citizens. It featured photographs, documents, quotes, and interactive books describing major laws affecting immigration and naturalization over the past 150 years, the consequences of those laws and how they directly affected the life of a Kansan.

The exhibit was commissioned by the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas to highlight the Court’s role in the naturalization process. A permanent exhibit of the same title is installed at the Robert J. Dole Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.


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