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About Our Society and Programs

The National Historical Society (NHS) is 501-c(3) nonprofit organized “to foster, promote, and encourage interest in and the study of American history and culture, support research, and develop media to connect all Americans to their shared heritage.” It will also “encourage the teaching of American history and civics in schools and universities, and promote civic literacy.”

NHS is taking over the operations of the American Heritage Society, and will continue and build on the 73-year tradition of American Heritage Magazine by illuminating our nation’s past in new ways, across multiple media, to reach academic and non-academic audiences alike.

Donations to the National Historical Society are tax deductible. Our EIN number is 88-2148184.

Every state in the U.S. has a historical society, as well as most counties and cities. But until now there has not been a national society to educate about the events and people who helped make America the world’s leading democracy.

Announcing the National Center for History
Download a brochure which describes our programs in greater detail.

Among our programs are:

Our mailing address is:

500 N. Washington St, Box 1488
Rockville, MD 20849

Download our brochure here:

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