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NCPH participates in a variety of advocacy efforts to represent the interests of public history practitioners and promote historical understanding, which is of essential value in civil society. The NCPH Board of Directors speaks out on behalf of the membership by:

  • Developing partnerships and relationships with other organizations, professions and professionals, and communities;
  • Engaging our many publics in conversation about the relevance of history;
  • Being a strong advocate for the interests of public history practitioners in service to the public; and
  • Supporting history education with a public historical perspective at all levels.
NCPH Supports Visas for Cuban Scholars to Participate in LASA Conference

NCPH Urges Governor to Keep Georgia Archives Open

National Coalition for History

NCPH is a member of the National Coalition for History (NCH), a Washington, DC-based non-profit educational organization providing leadership in history-related advocacy. The coalition of more than 75 organizations serves as the historical profession’s national voice in the United States and acts as a clearinghouse of news and information. NCPH is one of the leading financial contributors that support the coalition. Anyone may subscribe to the weekly NCH newsletter, The Washington Update, by visiting or subscribe to the RSS feed by going to (Items from the RSS feed of recent NCH news appears below.)

Federal-State Partnership for Museums

NCPH is part of the Federal-State Partnership for Museums, is a network of state, regional, and national organizations (click here for a list of its members) established in 2006 as the Federal Formula Grants Coalition to advance state grants for museums through the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The partnership’s guiding principles include the following:

  • The partnership will work to secure funding for state needs assessments and federal-state partnerships grants for museums by actively supporting the legislative package negotiated by the Coalition.
  • The partnership will help create a broader and stronger advocacy network for museums, especially by focusing on advocacy at the grassroots level.
  • The partnership is committed to help states prepare to receive funding for state needs assessments and federal-state partnerships grants.
  • The partnership will work in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the field at large to advance agreed-upon legislative agendas.
  • The partnership will work in tandem with, but not duplicate the efforts of AAM.
  • The partnership wishes to participate in the development of AAM’s future vision for museum advocacy.

Other Advocacy Efforts & News

National Humanities Alliance

Founded in 1981, the National Humanities Alliance is a non-profit organization to advance national humanities policy in the areas of research, education, preservation and public programs. NHA is supported by nearly one hundred national, state and local member organizations and institutions, including: scholarly and professional associations; higher education associations; organizations of museums, libraries, historical societies and state humanities councils; university-based and independent humanities research centers; and colleges and universities. One of the alliance’s highlights is Humanities Advocacy Day, an opportunity each March for the entire humanities community to convene, meet with their elected officials, and convey the importance of federal support for the humanities.

Envisioning the NPS’s Next 100 Years
The National Parks Conservation Association convened a National Parks Second Century Commission for the upcoming 100th anniversary of NPS in 2016. After soliciting input from a wide variety of stakeholders, the commission recommended “a sweeping expansion of the National Park ‘idea’.”