AASLH Selected as America250 National Resource Partner

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is proud to announce that we have been selected by America250 as an inaugural National Resource Partner.

The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, or America250, is a nonpartisan initiative working to engage every American in commemorating the 250th anniversary of our country in 2026.

America250 National Resource Partners are a select group of expert nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations that will help elevate and scale America250 programming. National Resource Partners will help extend America250, convening and activating other organizations in their respective fields in a coordinated, unified effort to build up to the 250th.

AASLH is the only field-wide history association that has been selected as a National Resource Partner. America250 chose AASLH because of our work since 2017 to help history organizations prepare for this once-in-a-generation event.

AASLH’s leadership in 250th preparations have included the publishing of the Making History at 250 Field Guide; a virtual summit about preparing for a commemorative event in the 21st century; an interpretive planning webinar series; and building networks and community among state commissions and others who are planning for the 250th.

As a National Resource Partner, AASLH will continue to provide leadership and resources to the history field. A new programming handbook and our latest annual report on the state of 250th planning will be available in early July.

“We are excited to be supporting America’s more than 21,000 local, state, and national history organizations as they use this anniversary to share our whole American history and help all people see how their stories fit in,” said John R. Dichtl, AASLH’s president and CEO. “The 250th will help us all use history to explore our country’s historical and ongoing effort to become a more perfect union.”

July 4, 2026, is just over two years away. We encourage you to access AASLH’s 250th resources and the Americ250 National Resource Partners to help your organization participate in the commemoration.