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The history behind our great nation is a tapestry of stories about people who lived through landmark events, challenging times and amazing innovations.
America250: A Journey Through Time is a special publication designed to remember, celebrate and honor those pieces of our past as we prepare to mark the nation’s 250th birthday on July 4, 2026.
Each issue will include articles of national, state and county significance, profiles of people throughout the centuries and more.

The first 17 months will focus on slices of history and how events impacted the people who lived through those times. An added feature will show where readers can continue their own journeys through history at museums and historical attraction.
Starting in June 2024, America250: A Journey Through Time will examine the decades leading us back to the events that formed our nation. Data from the Census, which started in 1790, will assist in painting this portrait of America.

National Spotlight
The Valley Forge encampment of 1777 and 1778 was the third winter encampment of the Continental Army under the command of Gen. George Washington. Two and a half years af...
January 24, 2023 America 250
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Keystone Highlights
A clue to the story behind the soldiers in the Continental Army can be found in a frequent image of the time — a farmer leaving his plow in the field as he goes off to fi...
January 24, 2023 America 250
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County Times
The Senator Walter Lowrie House is home to the Butler County Historical Society, but between 1839 and 1986 it was home to four generations of Sullivans, direct descendant...
January 24, 2023 America 250
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Profiles of People
Butler was a sleepy, mainly agricultural village in 1825. Its few streets were dotted by crude log and brick homes harboring its 500 residents. During its short eight-yea...
January 24, 2023 America 250
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Experience History
For anyone traveling to the greater Philadelphia area, Valley Forge is a destination unto itself. Preserved as the site of the 1777 to 1778 winter encampment for the Con...
January 24, 2023 America 250
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Where To Go
Gathered here are suggestions where history can be experienced. Information included was gathered from the musuems’ websites. Fort Pitt Museum Address: Point State Pa...
January 24, 2023 America 250
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