House Passes FY 20 Funding Bills That Include Increases for History-Related Programs

The House of Representatives has nearly finished passing FY 20 appropriations bills that reject the president’s budget request across-the-board. The House has passed ten of the twelve FY 20 appropriations bills. As a result we have the final House numbers for all agencies and programs that affect history, archives, humanities and education.


NPS Report Shows National Parks Generated $40 Billion Benefit to US Economy in 2018

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a report showing that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2018 resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. According to the report, 2018 National Park Visitor Spending Effects, more than 318 million visitors spent $20.2 billion in communities within more >


IMLS Reports Shows Over One Billion Public Library Visits in 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently released its FY 2016 Public Libraries Survey report which provides an annual snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources. The report showed Americans visited public libraries more than a billion times in FY16.