For 62 years, American Heritage has told our nation’s story in a trustworthy, non-partisan manner. The American Heritage Society, which was formed in 2011 to continue this mission, will leverage its brand and assets to help millions of Americans – especially the next generation – discover the events, people, and principles that made our nation.
According to its Articles of Incorporation filed with the District of Columbia on September 9, 2011, the Society was organized “to foster, promote, and encourage interest in and the study of American history and culture, support research, and develop media to connect all Americans to their shared heritage” and “to encourage the teaching of American history and civics in schools and universities, and promote civic literacy.”
Leaders of the Society believe that for American democracy to be effective, its present and future citizens need to understand how our nation came to be, what it stands for, and the sacrifices made by so many for the freedoms and prosperity we enjoy. A recent Newsweek survey found 38% of Americans couldn’t pass a citizenship test, 65% couldn’t identify what happened at the Constitutional Convention, and 40% couldn’t say whom we fought in World War II. With civic literacy at shockingly low levels, it is vital that the American Heritage Society achieve its mission of imparting knowledge about our nation’s past and principles.
For more information about the Society, its mission, Board and management, please see www.AHSociety.org.