On July 4, 2026, our nation will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The journey toward this historic milestone is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our nation’s past, honor the contributions of all Americans, and look ahead toward the future we want to create for future generations.
“This state effort is being led by the America250th South Dakota Commission,” said State Historian Dr. Ben Jones. “One of the goals of the South Dakota campaign is to collaborate with communities, states, tribes, federal agencies, nonprofits, cultural and educational institutions, governments, and private companies to celebrate and commemorate 250 years of American independence.”
“Through the work of hundreds of volunteers, we will explore the compelling, complex, and rich histories that make us who we are. The success of this initiative will not be possible without key partners,” said Jones.
The commission is ready to sign up partners who are interested in being a part of the 250th anniversary celebrations by lending expertise and resources, crafting memorable events statewide, and helping engage all South Dakotans in this historic commemoration.
Sign up today at https://bit.ly/PartnersA250sd.