America250 is a nonpartisan initiative working to engage every American in commemorating the 250th anniversary of our country. It is spearheaded by the congressionally-appointed U.S, Semiquincentennial Commission made up of private citizens, U.S. Representatives and Senators, along with 12 ex-officio members representing all three branches of the federal government, and its nonprofit supporting organization, the America250 Foundation. This multi-year effort, from now through July 4, 2026, is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our nation's past, honor the contributions of all Americans, and look to the future we want to create for the next generation and beyond.
In keeping with our mission to keep history alive, the Frontenac has joined the march to America250. Over the next 2+ years, we will be sharing some of the stories and events leading up to this pivotal date in American History.
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In November of this year, several members of Congress introduced the Semiquincentennial Congressional Time Capsule Act. The bill would direct the Architect of the Capitol to create a time capsule to be buried in the west lawn of the Capitol, which would remain sealed until July 4, 2276, the nations's 500th anniversary. This marks the second major time capsule slated to be buried as part of the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the nation's founding, with another to be buried in Independence Mall in Philadelphia on July 4, 2026.
In keeping with the 250th commemorations' commitment to bipartisanship, the capsule's contents will be selected by the Office of the Speaker of the House, the Office of the Minority Leader of the House, and the Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate. The items chosen will represent monumental legislative milestones and a letter to the future Congress with lessons from the past and hope for the future.
Stay tuned for more!