Special Events

Opening Night Reception
Thursday, March 14th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Join fellow attendees, keynote speakers and the NCHE Board of Directors for light refreshments in the NCHE Exhibit Hall. Visit with the exhibitors, catch-up with old friends, and make new friends during this relaxing start to the conference. Only those registered for the Conference may attend. There is no charge for the Opening Reception.
Friday Night at the Anderson House - $40
Friday, March 15th
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Join NCHE and the American Revolution Institute for an evening at Anderson House, its headquarters on Embassy Row. The Society of the Cincinnati (America’s oldest patriotic organization —George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were its first presidents) founded the Institute in 2012 to promote and support effective education on the American Revolution.  The Institute offers a wide range of products and programs, at little or cost to educators, to enrich learning on the Revolution and its legacy.  The Institute’s headquarters is located in one of the city’s most elegant mansions, completed in 1905.  Today, in addition to some of Washington’s most beautiful interiors (President Taft preferred the dining room over the State Dining Room in the White House), the mansion houses one of the world’s most important special collections libraries on the American Revolution and a major collection of art and artifacts from the Revolution as well as the Anderson’s collection of art from all parts of the world.  The Society has hosted presidents, kings and prime ministers at Anderson House, and is looking forward to welcoming you for a reception with plenty of hors d’oeuvres (no one should leave hungry) and a bar hosted by the Society, which has been entertaining continuously since its members began celebrating their victory in the Revolutionary War in 1783 (you should see the bar bill from that one!). Jack D. Warren, Jr., the Society’s Executive Director, will deliver a welcome address and describe how educational professionals can enlist to help the Institute protect the memory, ideals and legacy of the American Revolution.


About NCHE

The National Council for History Education promotes historical literacy by creating opportunities for teachers and students to benefit from more history, better taught.