Contribute to the National History Center

Now, more than ever, the National History Center of the American Historical Association needs your support.

The Center provides a forum where historians, journalists, government officials,  business people, students, and members of the public can discuss the historical context of current policies and events and exchange ideas. We have created several major programs since our founding in 2002, and we need your financial support to continue them.

Our programs include:

  • briefings for Congressional staff;
  • the Reinterpreting History book series; and
  • the weekly Washington History Seminar.

The Center carries out most of its programs in partnership with other organizations, including the Library of Congress, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Council on Foreign Relations, Oxford University Press, and two centers at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Norman Lear Center and the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. They believe in the National History Center, and so should you.

We operate on a shoestring budget, with a half-time administrator, a cadre of interns, and an all-volunteer board of trustees.  We receive both in-kind and financial support from our parent, the American Historical Association; in-kind contributions from our partners; unrestricted financial support from donors such as A+E Networks; and program-related support from funders such as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  But since the Center’s inception we have depended on the support of individuals like you who share our goal of creating a home for history.

The National History Center is a unique undertaking, deserving of your support. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your contribution is fully tax-deductible. To donate using a debit or credit card or PayPal, please click on the “Donate” button. Please note that you may make a one-time gift or a recurring monthly donation. To donate by check, please use the address below.

Please donate today!

Please make checks payable to “National History Center” and mail them to:

The National History Center
of the American Historical Association
400 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Those who contribute $1000 a year for three years become “Founders” of the National History Center. For more information, please contact the Center’s assistant director, Amanda Perry at

Thank you!