America250 is a multiyear effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation is to catalyze a more perfect union by designing and leading the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our country’s history. America250 represents a coalition of public and private partners all working to create initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250. The commemoration period began in 2020, culminates on July 4, 2026, and officially concludes in 2027.
Our purpose. To catalyze a more perfect union.
Our mission. To commemorate our 250th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire Americans to renew and strengthen our daring experiment in democracy.
Our vision. The shared experiences of America250 will ignite our imaginations, elevate our diverse stories, inspire service in our communities, and demonstrate the lasting durability of the American project.
Our values. Service, Diversity, Collaboration, Respect, Integrity, Optimism and Imagination
Our key themes are:
Invite: America250 will extend an invitation to all Americans to commemorate 250 years, the longest stretch of any continuous democracy in the world.
Involve: For this commemoration, we are committed to involving as many Americans as possible, from every background and every community.
Imagine: There’s no more powerful resource in the world than imagination, and America250 aims to tap into every American’s hopes, dreams, and ideas in order to honor our past and shape our next 250 years.
Inspire: We seek to activate and unleash the American spirit, so that our descendants can look back on us 250 years from now and see the effects that we made on the course of our nation at this critical moment in our history.
America250 is a multiyear effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation…