Receiving a Designation of a National Historic Event


The following criteria were adopted by the Historic Sites & Celebrations Committee at its meeting during the Fall 2012 Leadership meeting in Louisville.
  • A recognized battle or event of the Revolution must have occurred at or near the proposed location
  • Established history of an event being held by a NSSAR Chapter or State Society
  • Evidence of participation by multiple NSSAR State Societies or Chapters and other organizations at the event
  • The history of the event that indicates that it will continue into the future
  • A written packet of information prepared for distribution to the Committee in advance and to contain:
    • Information about the battle or event
    • Evidence as to why it is important that the event be considered of national significance
  • In a state with no Revolutionary War battle or event sites, an explanation as to why the proposed event should be considered of national significance
A chapter or state society wishing to have an event considered for designation as a National Historic Site or Celebration should prepare a written proposal addressing each of the criteria cited above.  The written proposal must be submitted to the Chairman no later than thirty (30) days prior to the next Leadership Meeting to allow time for distribution prior to the meeting.  Any submissions received after the deadline will be held until the next meeting.