Promoting history organizations, events, exhibits, and more for the holidays

To raise awareness about the great holiday events and gifts available at historic sites and through history organizations across the country, in 2012 we created an interactive calendar with holiday events and called it "Make this holiday historic!"  

Add your events

  • Add your events and organization.  Anyone who is signed in can enter or edit.  You can sign in with Facebook or request a free account.
  • When you add your holiday events, include this tag in the tag field at the bottom of the form: "2012 holidays."  All events that are submitted and that include the tag "2012 holidays" will appear on The History List with a red holiday gift icon on their page and next to their event on the list of all events.    Example from the Kentucky Historical Society and the list of all events for today.
  • We will pick one to feature each date until all 31 dates are filled.
  • Choose one or more of the "Make this holiday historic!" campaign badges (below) for your website.  Just right click and save to your computer and then upload to your site or blog.

If you find that one of your events has already been entered and you want to edit the entry, or you want to add the "2012 holidays" tag to a holiday event, click "Edit" at the bottom of the listing.  Anyone who is signed in can enter and edit, regardless of who entered the information originally.

Go ahead and enter your events for other seasons, too, and they'll be listed on The History List, the calendar system for history organizations.  Learn more about how other history organizations use The History List to manage their list of events on their own site and reach others in their community and across the country.