National Geographic : 1975 Mar
The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration was es tablished by Act of Congress on December 11, 1973. Its stated purpose is to facilitate and coordinate the events, activities and projects of local, state, national and international significance in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the United States. The organization is headed by an Administrator appointed by the President of the United States by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The law also established an American Revolution Bicentennial Board to provide policy direction and an Advisory Council to give advice to the Administrator on all matters relating to the purposes of the organization. The Bicen tennial commemoration will encompass the official themes of "Heritage '76," "Festival U.S.A." and "Horizons '76." During the coming months, and throughout the Bicentennial year 1976, The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration will co ordinate numerous major events carrying out these themes to appropriately commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States. As part of the Bicentennial observance, The American Revolu tion Bicentennial Administration announces the minting of The Bicentennial History of the United States, as an officially recog nized commemorative of our nation's 200th Anniversary. The collection of 100 commemorative ingots will be minted in sterling silver and in fine American pewter by The Franklin Mint. Sub scriptions should be sent directly to The Franklin Mint, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 19091.