The National History Center

Fostering public understanding of history, Supporting teaching and scholarship, Helping to deepen knowledge of the past

The center provides historical perspectives on current issues and promotes historical thinking in the service of civic engagement through nonpartisan programs that are intended for the benefit of policy makers and the press, educators, and the public at large. Its initiatives are 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.