Trump Proposes Cuts and Elimination of Federal History and Humanities Programs in FY 21 Budget

On February 10, the White House released its detailed budget request to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2021. As has become the norm since taking office, the president’s budget proposes devastating cuts to federal humanities and history funding. These include elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Historical more >

US Semiquincentennial Commission Issues Report to President on Planning for US 250th Anniversary in 2026

The US Semiquincentennial Commission has issued its long-awaited report to President Trump proposing a blueprint for the nation’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. Below is an update on the commission’s activities prepared by the American Association for State and Local History. AASLH has organized a coordinating committee to facilitate communication and more >

NCH Sends Letter to OMB Opposing Closure of NARA’s Seattle Records Facility

The National Coalition for History (NCH) today sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing the sale of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) records facility in Seattle, Washington. NCH urged OMB to reopen the review process since no opportunity was provided for public comment before the decision to sell more >