Interested partners/collaborators who want to honor the contributions of ALL Americans are invited to help inform the Delco Semiquincentennial Celebration Plan. American Democracy is defined on our founding ideals – universal principles of equality and liberty. Our goal is to be the most inclusive commemoration in American history. Stakeholders who want to organize programs, events or activities that promote the stories of traditionally marginalized groups, or are recovering and preserving sites, documents, and narratives important to the fuller history/story of Delco are invited. How will your program ensure we celebrate and amplify people whose stories have been untold, forgotten and underrepresented in history?


  • Date:8/1/2024 12:00 PM
  • Location Online Event
  • More Info:Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Great Room

Price:$0.00

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Our goal is to the most inclusive commemoration in American history - honoring the contributions of all Americans. 

Interested partners/collaborators who want to honor the contributions of ALL Americans are invited to help inform the “Delco Semiquincentennial Celebration Plan” through this workshop. American Democracy is defined on our founding ideals – universal principles of equality and liberty. Our goal is to be the most inclusive commemoration in American history that honors the contributions of ALL.  Stakeholders who want to organize programs, events or and activities that promote the stories of traditionally marginalized groups, or are recovering and preserving sites, documents, and narratives important to the fuller history/story of Delco are invited.

The Declaration of Independence declared "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Over our 250-year history, America has continually expanded protections for Americans and advance equal treatment under the law and in our communities.

Today, Delco’s population by demographic includes African Americans (23.4%), Asians (6.5%), American Indian and Alaska Natives (0.20%), and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (0.10%), and Hispanic or Latinos (4.5%). From 2016-2020, 10.6% of the county population was foreign born.

The journey toward America’s 250th is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our nation’s past, honor the contributions of all Americans, and look ahead toward the future we want to create for the next generation and beyond.

Your programs, events or and activities will help define what history we will preserve and promote in 2026 to ensure we celebrate and amplify lost voices or the underrepresented people and history of Delaware County in America’s 250th.

This meeting will share what plans coming from our national and state-level partners, the local programs we are dreaming up so far, and ask you:

  • Where do you see your organization in the America 250 initiative?
  • What might be missing or what you might need to carry out your extra special program?
  • Whom could you potentially collaborate with?

Learn more about America250PADelco Community Program Partners. 

This program was made possible in part by funding from the Philadelphia Funding Collaborative for the Semiquincentennial.