Meeting curiosity with credibility
Made By Us unleashes access to history and civics education for young adults by meeting them where they are with credible, timely content and resources sourced from a nationwide network of cultural institutions.
Born in 2018 and launched in 2020 as a collaborative effort of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Senator John Heinz History Center, National Archives Foundation, Atlanta History Center, HistoryMiami Museum and New-York Historical Society, with leadership from First Americans Museum, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Conner Prairie and Colonial Williamsburg, Made By Us has grown into a movement of hundreds of participating institutions across the United States, joining forces to share credible, pluralist history and civics information for the generation ready to put it into action.
Made By Us brings history to younger generations in innovative and meaningful ways, so they have more fuel to power the future.
To inform and empower Gen Z
Content and programs that foster belonging and connection with our nation's story
Increase knowledge, skill and capacity with trainings, research and opportunities
Build a culture of civic participation
Commemorate America's 250th anniversary with Civic Season, a new tradition.
We have received generous support, inspiration and leadership from supporters and champions including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Coca-Cola Company, Jacqueline B. Mars, Marcia Carlucci, Forrest E. Mars Jr. and Jacomien Mars, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, KIND, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Curious Catalyst, Inc., Brand Building Communications, and our network of partners who contribute financially and in-kind.