Consolidating the National History Center into the American Historical Association

In 2022, the Board of Trustees of the National History Center voted to “consolidate the work of the Center into the current and future activities of the AHA.” This decision will have some structural implications, but it will not affect the actual work that the National History Center has been doing over the past few years. Integrating the center’s activities into the AHA’s structure and mission will enable us to do this work more efficiently and more effectively.

The National History Center (2003-2022) provided historical perspectives on current issues and promotes historical thinking in the service of civic engagement through nonpartisan programs that were intended for the benefit of policy makers and the press, educators, and the public at large. Its initiatives were intended to bring the insights of history and historical thinking to bear on the challenges that confront our nation and the world and to encourage an informed appreciation of the ways the past shapes the present.

At present, this website will remain as an archive of NHC resources and recordings. Eventually all resources will be housed in the AHA Archive and videos will be available on both the AHA Youtube channel as well as the Washington History Seminar YouTube channel.