The United States Semiquincentennial is the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies in 1776.
Created by Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 22-2, the Connecticut Semiquincentennial Commission will serve as a state-level group similar to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission that was recently established by Congress to plan federal observances of the anniversary.
“Connecticut has a rich and remarkable legacy in the founding of the United States,” Governor Lamont said. “As our nation prepares to recognize the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I want to make sure everyone knows Connecticut’s role in the American Revolution and that the story of our state’s history is told as people across the nation commemorate the semiquincentennial. This anniversary also provides incredible educational possibilities for our schools, as well as many unique tourism opportunities for destinations across Connecticut. I look forward to our state being an important part of this milestone celebration in the United States.”
Further information about the Connecticut Semiquincentennial Commission will be available in the coming months.