Public Education project 

The Public Education Project was established in October 2018 by a group of concerned federal historians to develop a proactive historical outreach program.

Operating under a special SHFG standing committee, the PEP will develop projects to encourage the U.S. public to learn more about the history of their federal government. Building on a 2019 Pilot Project, it will implement two major strategies to that end:

    • a nationwide historical messaging campaign that will distribute engaging stories about selected federal agencies
    • a program to promote better representation of federal history in the nation’s K-12 educational curriculum.

In 2020, the PEP will kick off its collaboration with the Society by initiating a group of mini-projects that will set the stage for implementing the two major programs. Our success will depend to a large degree on your input and participation. We hope that as you the members of SHFG learn more about the PEP you will want to engage with a project to make federal history more front-of-mind for the U.S. public.

If you have questions for PEP, please email 


Society for History in the Federal Government
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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