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Our Invitation to You: Celebrate America’s 250th Anniversary

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In 2026, just three years from now, we will commemorate the United States Semiquincentennial and the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

The Library of Congress, along with other Federal agencies, will be taking part in this commemoration. We’ll be sharing our great collections and insights from our incredible staff, and inviting you to rediscover the Library of Congress for yourself.

In the lead-up to this milestone, the America250 Commission has launched America’s Invitation, a nationwide campaign for all Americans to share stories and hopes and dreams for our future.

America’s Invitation is an opportunity for Americans across the country, from every background, to take part in reflecting on our past and looking to the future by sharing their stories, and the things they love about America, as we continue to strive for “a more perfect union.”

Taking part in America’s Invitation is easy — visit to share photos, videos, artwork, essays, songs, poems, or anything else that highlights what America means to you and how you hope to commemorate this milestone. This content may be showcased by America250 on its website, in videos, on social media, and more. Together, these contributions will highlight what makes America unique and ensure we are building a commemoration that includes all of us.

For some inspiration, you might enjoy this “From the Vaults” episode about the Dunlap Broadside, the first printing of the Declaration of Independence that was printed throughout the night of July 4, 1776. This is how the text of the Declaration was first sent out into the world:

And if you’re looking for more about the history of the Declaration of independence, we have you covered.

Over the next three years, America250 will continue to host commemorative events across the country. To learn more, visit, and follow the Commission on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Comments (3)

  1. It will be a great moment of United States of America ( 250)

  2. God bless USA 😍🥰🇺🇸🇺🇸the land who I love ❤️

  3. USA 250th anniversary. I pray, all Americans will appreciate the freedom we have. All Americans respect each other. All Americans wether born here or transplanted here remember it is a great privilege to be free in this great country! May there be another 250 years!

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