America 250 -A Look at National Plans and Activities in North Carolina and Utah

When:  Jul 28, 2022 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (ET)
The Semiquincentennial of the founding of the United States’ is now just four years away. At the national, state, and local levels, history organizations, civic groups, and communities are advancing plans to commemorate American history for this momentous occasion. Many other institutions and groups, however, have yet to get started. With four years left to go, the history community still has time to plan and execute big, creative, ambitious projects—but just barely. In order to take fullest advantage of the opportunities this anniversary presents, we have to begin now to put the pieces together. John Dichtl will discuss a vision for the commemoration, the status of national planning and state commission formation, and several guiding themes for 250th-related programs.  Representatives from the Utah State Archives and the North Carolina State Archives will share what their states have planned for the celebration.