In December we launched "Make this holiday historic!" in order to raise awareness of the hundreds and hundreds of historic sites, museums, and organizations across the country and draw new attendees, fans, volunteers, members, and donors. Many of the events featured on the interactive calendar had a holiday theme, while others, most notably the Boston Tea Party and Washington's Crossing reenactments, were featured because they were important turning points in our nation's history. (Here's the complete list of the 33 featured events.)
In addition to well-known sites and events, and events from organizations near you, you can learn about historic events that are less well-known, such as the Charleston Tea Party in 1774.
Adding your events and exhibits, well-known and less-so, is easy and can be done by anyone who is signed in, including staff, interns, and volunteers. There is no fee to list. Here's how to get started.