Congratulations to the inaugural America250 Award recipients! Learn more about them.

Events & Programs

At the heart of America250 are programs and events in communities across the nation and around the world.

Through 2026, tens of thousands of programs and events, big and small, will bring neighbors and communities together. United by a common vision, these will inspire us to explore the meaning and promise of the United States.

Upcoming national America250 events

  • November 25, 2021 – America250 Awards presented live during a Thanksgiving during the Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears game at 12:30 PM ET on FOX.
  • November 2021 – U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission meeting

Past Commission and Foundation staff appearances

  • November 4, 2021 at 6pm EST – Community Conversation: Beyond the 50 States
  • September 29, 2021 – Director of Engagement, Dr. Megan Springate presenting at the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
  • September 23, 2021 – Community Conversation: LGBTQ+
  • September 27, 2021 – Advisory Council Chairpersons Roundtable
  • September 9, 2021 – U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission meeting
  • July 19, 2021 – Executive Director Frank Giordano at Carpenters’ Hall for The Carpenters’ Company
  • July 15, 2021 – Director of Engagement, Dr. Megan Springate, at the White House Historical Association Teacher Institute
  • July 1, 2021 – Director of Federal Partnerships, Terry Brown, on The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) panel Making History At 250 Online event
  • June 10, 2021 – Chairman Daniel M. DiLella at the Museum of the American Revolution ‘Flags and Founding Documents’ exhibit
  • May 31, 2021 – Commissioner Noah Griffin at the ‘100th Tulsa Race Massacre Commemoration’

Programs

National Signature Programs

America250 National Signature Programs present a portfolio of nationwide initiatives that personify America250 themes and establish a broad and inclusive framework for participation in America’s 250th. More than 25 National Signature Programs are planned for activation including the America250 Time Capsule, America250 Awards, and more.

America250 Awards

America250 has teamed up with the NFL for the America250 Awards – a multiyear awards program that recognizes Americans who exemplify the intangible qualities of the American Spirit.
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Engagement activities

America250 engagement initiatives make America’s complex, expansive histories — from local to national — accessible and meaningful to all Americans by working collaboratively across communities and with partners to foster communication, teaching, learning, and engagement with our past and our future. America250’s five-year engagement plan includes podcasts, art contests, book clubs, and more.

November Salute 2021

America250’s November Salute 2021 is a digital photo mosaic and art installation depicting WWI hero Sgt. Henry Johnson. Commissioned by America250 and created by The People’s Picture, the installation is on display at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. It is also available digitally for exploration.
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All events

In planning activities worthy of our nation’s founding, we invite you in to see the inner workings of the journey to 250. Please check back often for more events and ways to get to know the process, partners, and people of this historic effort.

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