250th LHS Resources
The year 2026 will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the formation of the United States of America. Vermonters played a significant role in the colonists’ assertion for independence from Great Britain, from the Green Mountain Boys successful assault at Fort Ticonderoga to the Battle of Hubbardton, and to the Battle of Bennington where Vermont troops helped defeat a British force to set up the victories that turned the war in favor of the new Americans. Events and education will continue with the commemoration of the 1777 campaign and the founding of Vermont.
To observe these events, Vermont will be joining other states and partners to encourage remembrance of our past, commemorate the present, and look forward to a promising future. The following links & resources for local historical societies & museums looking for more information on how to participate in the 250th will continue to be updated as we get closer to 2026.
Vermont's 250th Anniversary Commission
AASLH: Making History at 250- Field Guide & Resources
Survey on Americans' views on the 250th (Wilkening Consultants)- Key Findings & Data Story