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Platforms

Our National Platforms represent the portfolio of America250 programs and provide unifying themes to America250 partners around the world.

An initial 14 platforms demonstrate our shared goals and establish a blueprint for the most inclusive commemoration in American history.

Each National Platform makes room for commemorative and celebratory expressions, while including opportunities to reflect upon our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250 years. They include dozens of programs led by America250, and many more led by our partners. America250-led engagement initiatives will provide frequent and accessible means for participants to take part in each platform and its programs.

As we continue to involve partners at home and internationally, we plan to expand this list of National Platforms to reflect the growing interest and activity leading up to 2026.

Share250

Capturing America’s shared stories, folklife, and cultural heritage.

Exchange250

Fostering unity and understanding through shared discourse, dialogue, and diplomacy.

Experience250

Orchestrating grassroots and signature celebratory and commemorative events.

Discover250

Enriching history education, civic engagement, and lifelong learning.

Explore250

Promoting visitation to America’s cultural spaces, historic landmarks, and natural landscapes.

Showcase250

Initiatives delivering semiquincentennial themed showcases, exhibits, and collections to communities across the world.

Recognize250

Revealing the good we do for one another and for the country.

Salute250

Honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans.

Promise250

Empowering youth and inspiring the next generation of American leaders.

Create250

Inspiring artistic expressions of the American spirit.

Impact250

Bettering our communities, nation, and environment.

Innovate250

Amplifying American innovation and discovery.

Nourish250

Cultivating and revitalizing America’s culinary and agricultural traditions.

Play250

Championing games, sports, and recreational pastimes.