Society for History in the Federal Government

Established: 1979. Affiliate Since: 1984. Membership: 250. Annual dues: $55 regular; $45 retired; $35 student; $100 patron; $100 institutional.

Statement of Purpose: To promote study and broad understanding of the history of the US government. To achieve this goal, the society brings together historians, archivists, curators, librarians, editors, preservationists, and others interested in governmental history. Members include federal employees, contractors, university faculty and students, independent consultants, and interested citizens.

Annual Meeting: March or April

Publications: SHFG E-Bulletin, monthly; The Federalist, quarterly; Federal History (online journal), Directory of Federal Historical Programs and Activities (online); Roster of Members, annually


Social Media: @SHFGHistorians

Society for History in the Federal Government
Box 14139
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044

Primary Contact:


Julie Prieto
US Army Center of Military History

Vice President
Felicia Wivchar
Office of Art and Archives, US House of Representatives

Past President
Joel Christenson
Historical Office, Office of Secretary of Defense

Kenna Howat Felix
National Museum of the United States Army

Membership Coordinator
Eric W. Boyle
US Dept. of Energy

Jessie Kratz
National Archives and Records Administration

Updated 4/19/24