The purpose of this committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events. It does this by sponsoring the American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. In many instances, the two essay contests provide an additional opportunity for teachers to reach out beyond the existing curriculum. The committee also encourages chapters to promote American history in other ways; for example, by recognizing women in American history.
Please contact the American History Committee chairman, Yvonne Liser, for more information and to get involved.