A Lot of History Happened on July 4

A Lot of History Happened…

By Emily Louise Bowman July 2022

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?

4th of July: Honoring an American Tradition

4th of July: Honoring an…

By Sherry L. Brukbacher July 2022

Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.

Americans Feel Strongly About Barbecue

Americans Feel Strongly About Barbecue

By Lauren Monsen July 2022

Americans will fire up their barbecue grills for the Fourth of July. But what they eat depends on where they live. Learn how those regional styles formed.

What Memorial Day Means to Americans

What Memorial Day Means to…

By ShareAmerica May 2022

Memorial Day is a day when Americans reflect on the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in military service.

How U.S. Copyright Law Frees Art for the Future

How U.S. Copyright Law Frees…

By ShareAmerica March 2022

Films, poems, songs and stories from 1926 are free for all to enjoy. Learn how U.S. copyright law protects creators and promotes creativity.

What Makes a National Historic Landmark?

What Makes a National Historic…

By Noelani Kirschner March 2022

Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.

How Black History Month Came to Be

How Black History Month Came…

By ShareAmerica February 2022

What is now known as Black History Month was initiatedd in 1926 by Black historian Carter G. Woodson. Learn more about this observance.

Diversity is an Essential Component of the U.S. Diplomatic Corps

Diversity is an Essential Component…

By Noelani Kirschner February 2022

The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.

How the U.S. Supports a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

How the U.S. Supports a…

By Leigh Hartman February 2022

The U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific and works to improve prosperity, fight climate change and support democracy in the region.

The Indian Pilgrimage of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Indian Pilgrimage of Martin…

By Laurinda Keys Long Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Only 12 years after Indians won their freedom with nonviolent protests, noncooperation and boycott, African Americans were using the same tactics to overturn unjust laws.

Benefits of U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear  Cooperation

Benefits of U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear…

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded a landmark agreement on March 2, 2006, that would place India’s civilian nuclear program under international safeguards and enable full civilian nuclear cooperation with the United States.

Human Rights Practices

Human Rights Practices

By Hillary Hoppock December 2021

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political and worker rights.

The Biden-Harris Administration is the Most Diverse Ever

The Biden-Harris Administration is the…

By Amirah Ismail November 2021

A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority—and data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.

Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate Black Communities’ Strength

Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate…

By Lauren Monsen June 2021

Juneteenth every year commemorates contributions and resilience of the United States' Black Americans.

People-to-People Ties

People-to-People Ties

January 2021

Strong people-to-people ties between the United States and India date back over 200 years, to the earliest days of the United States and well before India’s independence.  

Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation

By Jason Chiang September 2019

From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity.

Music Museum

Music Museum

By Michael Gallant September 2019

Learn about the history, art, creativity and technology of American music at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

By Paromita Pain September 2019

The New Americans Museum in San Diego presents and preserves the stories of diverse immigrant experiences.

Bringing the Past to Life

Bringing the Past to Life

By Sadie Goering September 2019

Living history museums offer an interactive way to learn about the past and bring history to life.

World of Words

World of Words

By Hillary Hoppock September 2019

The American Writers Museum celebrates writers and inspires people to engage in reading and writing through innovative and interactive exhibits.

Art of American Experience

Art of American Experience

By Michael Gallant September 2019

Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and witness centuries of dreams, challenges and creativity in the United States.

Honoring Agri-Culture

Honoring Agri-Culture

By Natasa Milas September 2019

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Kansas educates visitors about the historical and present value of agriculture in the United States.

Exploring Pop Culture

Exploring Pop Culture

By Candice Yacono September 2019

The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle offers a glimpse of some of the biggest cultural icons and phenomena.

The Rights Museum

The Rights Museum

By Burton Bollag September 2019

The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee presents key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement and examines today’s global human rights issues.

How We Became Us

How We Became Us

By Michael Gallant September 2019

Experience the creation of a nation’s story at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The USA’s Biggest Birthday Party

The USA’s Biggest Birthday Party

By Sherry L. Brukbacher July 2019

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.

Dining, American Style

Dining, American Style

By Candice Yacono January 2019

Experience authentic American food with classic music and unique décor at The All American Diner in New Delhi.

Protecting the Parks

Protecting the Parks

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey September 2018

The National Park Service preserves hundreds of natural and historical wonders of the United States for generations to come.

Tales of Trees

Tales of Trees

By Paromita Pain September 2018

Congaree National Park in South Carolina protects the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States.

Mazes, Needles and an Island in the Sky

Mazes, Needles and an Island…

By Michael Gallant September 2018

Canyonlands National Park in Utah offers some of the United States’ most stunning and varied natural sites.

Bay of Dreams

Bay of Dreams

By Michael Gallant September 2018

Visitors experience rich marine beauty and human history at Florida’s Biscayne National Park.

Guides to Nature

Guides to Nature

By Michael Gallant September 2018

From Florida to Alaska, park rangers help visitors enjoy the amazing U.S. national parks.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey November 2017

American cuisine reflects the nation’s diversity and the influence of immigrant groups. 

In the Footsteps of Dr. King

In the Footsteps of Dr.…

By Kimberly Gyatso November 2016

Honor history and equality with a trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.