Washington with grandchildren

“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government." - George Washington


Lincoln on Education

"...the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in."


American Heritage Begins as Hardcover

“Everything a magazine of popular history should be – elegant, lively, informative, entertaining, and intelligent.” —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.


John F. Kennedy writes for American Heritage


“History, after all, is the memory of a nation"


David Mccullough on the 1889 Johnstown Flood

Articles like this by former American Heritage editor David McCullough later became bestselling books.



New View of Reconstruction

Prof. Eric Foner publishes his seminal essay with a new approach to Reconstruction in American Heritage.


60th Anniversary Celebrated

Dozens of leading historians contribute to acclaimed 60th Anniversary issue.


Invention & Technology Celebrates 25 Years

It is the only magazine in the U.S. of the history of innovation and technology.


John Eisenhower Remembers Patton

Writing in American Heritage, John Eisenhower recalled his memories of serving under "Old Blood and Guts" in Europe.


American Heritage Launches Education Website

Fourscore offers 10,000 resources for teaching US History and Government.

Learning from the past to improve our nation's future

For over 60 years, American Heritage has connected our nation's citizens through exceptional writing by trusted historians. These stories celebrate our country's values, culture and ingenuity.

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Now, as a recently formed non-partisan, non-profit organization, American Heritage Society is using these meaningful articles to accomplish our mission: to support and advance education, as well as encourage civic engagement. We are creating online communities and resources designed to support teachers and improve college and career readiness among students. In addition, we are working to provide professional development opportunities for educators and professionals across the country.

We are excited to continue telling our nation's story, leveraging the past in order to improve our future. We believe the solution begins in education, and we invite you to join us in our efforts.




Robert C. Wilburn

Robert Wilburn has served as Chief Executive Officer in six distinct environments over the past 35 years. In each one he has rekindled a new sense of purpose

Board Of Directors



Edwin Grosvenor

After learning of the demise of American Heritage in The New York Times in 2007, Edwin S. Grosvenor decided to lead an investor group to save the company




Theresa Bennett

Theresa Bennett works for the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) as the ELA Education Associate. Her primary role at DDOE is to support districts with the transition to the Common Core.