National Coalition for History Has News!


The National Coalition for History (NCH) is a consortium of over 50 organizations that advocates on federal, state and local legislative and regulatory issues. The coalition is made up of a diverse number of groups representing historians, archivists, researchers, teachers, students, documentary editors, preservationists, political scientists, museum professionals and other stakeholders.

Since 1982, the NCH (formerly the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History) has served as the voice for the historical community in Washington. The NCH seeks to encourage the study and appreciation of history by serving as a clearinghouse of information about the profession and as a facilitator on behalf of the interests of our diverse constituency.

The NCH is a non-profit organization organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. NCH is solely supported by contributions from its member organizations and the general public.

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Ask Your Representative to Join the Congressional History Caucus!


National Coalition for History Welcomes New Member!

The National Coalition for History welcomes Morgan, Angel, & Associates, LLC. as the newest members of the NCH.  Morgan, Angel, & Associates are recognized leaders in historical and public policy research and analysis and the NCH is thrilled that they have joined the coalition.

Urge Conress to Restore Funding for K-12 History & Civics Education  Negotiations to finalize a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Eduction Act (ESEA) resumed when Congress returned after Labor Day.  Quite Simply, the Senate bill restores federal funding for K-12 history. Read More

2016 FY Federal Funding Update   The fiscal year 2016 appropriations process in Congress has broken down despite a burst of momentum over June and July.  For the first time in six years, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees completed action on the twelve funding bills before the August recess. Read More




Billington to Retire September 30 Dr. James H. Billington announced that he will retire as the 14th Librarian of Congress on Sept. 30 News from the Library of Congress 9.25. 2015

Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew Confirmed as Director of Institute of Museum and Library Services Dr. Matthew’s nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday night. NIMLS Press Release, 9.23.2015

Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Grants  IMLS Announces Grant of More than $25 Million for U.S. Museums NIMLS Press Release, 9.15.2015

Notice of Funding Opportunities: Five IMLS Museum Grant Programs for FY 2016 The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting museum grant program applications IMLS Press Release, 9.15.2015  

CIA Relents in Secrecy Fight on Presidential Intelligence Briefings The briefings detail some of the biggest crises since the 1960s Politico, 9.15.2015

President Obama Awards 2014 National Humanities Medal Ten Distinguished Humanities Recipients Receive Honor  National Endowment for the Humanities Newsroom 9.03.2015  








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