Eastern end of the Federal Triangle, built in 1926-1935 to house portions of the rapidly expanding federal government
Staff of the National Audiovisual Center, home to over 9,000 training media, Suitland, Maryland, 1975.
National Park Service employee with visitors at Acadia National Park, n.d.
Female Naval Yeomen and other military and civilian personnel in Main Navy or Munitions Buildings, c. 1918
NASA employees Anne McNair and Mary Jo Smith display model of Pegasus satellite, to be launched in 1965 to detect micro-meteorites in Earth orbit.
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The Public Education Project

The Public Education Project (PEP) is a standing committee of the Society for History in the Federal Government that seeks to improve the public’s knowledge of the United States government’s history. We do this by urging citizens to study individual federal agencies to learn about their missions and historical contributions, and by providing them with exciting online resources to explore that past. We are developing long-range plans both to engage the public with federal history through social media and to provide students and teachers in K through 12 classes with stimulating learning materials. More immediately, we are pleased to offer several original PEP productions on the history of federal agencies, and we have also established a unique hub for accessing the rich trove of agency history webpages. Through these efforts and resources the PEP is working to promote greater trust in government by all US residents and more informed exercise by them of their civic duties.

We are really excited about our online resources!

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