Delaware County Announces America250 Committee

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Released: October 20, 2022

Delaware County is joining with communities across the nation to celebrate America's 250th Anniversary on July 4, 2026 and encouraging all County residents to sign up to be a part of the planning process for this historic celebration.

The County has formed a new committee to lead the planning process, which will include events from now through the country's July 4, 2026, semi-quincentennial and running until the end of that year. Delco's effort is part of the national plan to celebrate the country's major milestone birthday and follows last summer's approval of a Resolution supporting the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States semi-quincentennial (America250PA) by County Council.

Pennsylvania, as the location where the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, and our Constitution was approved, plays a central role in the upcoming celebration. And Delaware County has a special role in celebrating the country's founding. In addition to being the site of critical battles in the Revolutionary War, Delco is where William Penn first landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 and is widely celebrated as “Where Pennsylvania Began.”

The new planning committee will work with national, state, and local leaders and volunteers to plan a celebration worthy of our great country. The committee will work to promote Delaware County and its history to its residents and to all of the visitors who will be coming to the area in the coming years. It will engage Delaware County residents by providing and supporting experiences that ignite imaginations, elevate diverse stories, inspire service, and highlight the founding of America and 250 years of American history through Delco’s unique lens.

All Delaware County residents, business owners, and workers are encouraged to help celebrate America's 250th birthday by becoming involved with the planning process and/or attending some of the exciting events being planned. Delaware County's America250 Committee will meet every month, and sub-committees meet monthly or as needed. All levels of involvement are welcome.

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