Connecticut’s Commemorations for the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States

On July 1, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont established a commission responsible for planning the State of Connecticut’s multi-year commemorations, celebrations, and reflections of the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the formation of the United States of America, which will occur on July 4, 2026.
Further information about the Connecticut Semiquincentennial Commission will be available in the coming months. Stay tuned to CT Humanities channels to learn more!

In the meantime, it’s not too soon to be thinking about organizing Semiquincentennial programs at your organization. The American Association for State and Local History has published Making History at 250: The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial, a resource with guiding themes and inspiring ideas to help you prepare for 2026. CTH’s Scott Wands helped with the creation of the field guide as a 250th Themes Advisor.

You can find the guide and other support materials on the AASLH website.

Explore the Making History at 250 Field Guide

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