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William G. Pomeroy Foundation® Makes Significant Investment in AASLH and History Organizations for America’s 250th Anniversary

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This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is providing a $400,000 grant to the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) to expand AASLH’s capacity to serve and prepare the public history and museum community for the 250th anniversary, or Semiquincentennial, of the United States in 2026.

This is the largest known gift from a private philanthropic foundation to support the U.S. Semiquincentennial commemoration. AASLH is the national leader in providing planning resources for the Semiquincentennial to the country’s more than 21,000 history organizations. AASLH has been leading these efforts since 2017.

“For close to 20 years, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation has worked to help communities across America recognize and celebrate their history,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee and Director of Strategic Initiatives. “The U.S. Semiquincentennial is a very special opportunity to further that important mission. It also allows us to continue our valued partnership with AASLH by providing key resources to prepare history organizations – and our country itself – for commemorating our nation’s 250th anniversary.” Read more...