HISTORY RELEVANCE promotes a shared language and other tools and strategies to mobilize history organizations in the United States around the relevance and value of history. We support history organizations that encourage the public to use historical thinking skills to actively engage with and address contemporary issues and to value history for its relevance to modern life.
WE BELIEVE that history can have more impact when it connects the people, events, places, stories, and ideas of the past with the the people, events, places, stories, and ideas that are important and meaningful to communities, people, and audiences today.
Value of History Statement
We believe that history - both knowledge and practice is vital to individuals, communities, and the nation. Click below to read the statement and learn how your organization can endorse it.
History institutions around the country have begun using history relevance and the "Value of History" statement to change their work. See examples of how.