Maryland 250 Commission

​The 250th anniversary of the founding of the​​ United States of America offers an opportunity for Marylanders to reflect on the struggle for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the ongoing evolution of American democracy, and the impact of Marylanders on the nation's past, present, and future.

The Maryland 25​​​0 Commission will develop, encourage, and execute an inclusive yearlong statewide celebration and commemoration in 2026 that acknowledges our successes, reckons with our setbacks, offers deepened understanding of our complex history, strengthened public appreciation for service to our nation, and heightened public engagement in civic life.

Governor Moore signs Executive Order 01.01.2023.10 on Jul​y 3, 2023, establishing the Maryland 250 Commission

See the fu​ll Executive Order

We​​ are pleased to offer two great resources with permission from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), for local communities in Maryland with interest in forming a 250 Commission: 

​Your ideas, suggestions, and questions a​​re welcome, and can be submitted by completing this form:


The Maryland 250 Direct​​or, Michele W. Johnson, can be contacted via email at or by phone at 410-697-9590.

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Maryland Historical Trust (​

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