Webinar Series: Interpreting the U.S. 250th at Your Site: Where to Begin?

Virtual

The U.S. 250th anniversary, coming up in 2026, is a crucial opportunity to engage the public in the full sweep of American history. But for many history doers, this is easier said than done. How do you interpret the U.S. 250th at your site or organization, especially if you don’t have an obvious connection to the Revolutionary era? Even if you do have a clear tie to the Revolution, how do you make that history relevant to your audiences? This three-part webinar series will offer best practices in interpretive planning, connections to fieldwide themes for the 250th, and the chance to find inspiration and workshop ideas with fellow practitioners.

$10 – $20

Webinar Series: Interpreting the U.S. 250th at Your Site: Connecting with Fieldwide Themes

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Led by Dr. Ashley Jordan, President and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and Steve Murray, Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, this session will use AASLH’s Making History at 250: The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial as a springboard for connecting history organizations and sites with five historical themes that offer a shared vision and purpose for the anniversary.

$10 – $20

Webinar Series: Interpreting the U.S. 250th at Your Site: Workshop Your Ideas

Virtual

Is your site or organization working on a project or program related to the upcoming 250th anniversary of the United States? Are you looking for inspiration or feedback? Join us for the final session of our webinar series, where Sarah Pharaon, Principal at Dialogic Consulting, will offer interactive and innovative methods for nurturing your ideas and comparing and contrasting them with fellow history practitioners.

$10 – $20

First 2024 Civic Season Info Session

Virtual

Civic Season is held each year between Juneteenth and July 4 and is organized by Made By Us, an organization that works to engage young generations in civics and history. Whether your organization has participated in Civic Season in past years or is looking to participate this year, you are invited to a free information session on January 18 at 4 p.m. eastern.

NPS Semiquincentennial Grant Application Deadline

Virtual

Congress approved $10 million to preserve and restore sites and structures that commemorate the founding of the nation. Eligible properties now include places owned by state and local governments, non-profit organizations, public and non-profit institutions of higher education, and tribes. Applications are due March 5.