Become an HNN Legacy Donor



Are you making plans for your legacy?

Do you love history?

Do you think current events should be put in historical perspective?

Do you think that HNN can help put history in the center of national debates?

Consider becoming an HNN Legacy Donor by making a deferred contribution to the History News Network.

What kinds of assets can you give?

  • Cash
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Land and Real Estate

The easiest way to give is to add bequest language to your will or trust:


I give, devise, and bequeath to the History News Network, a 501(c)3 education non-profit, with offices at 119 Main Street, Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98104, ____ percent of my estate (or, the sum of $________; or, ____ percent of the residue of my estate) to be directed toward the HNN's endowment (or for specified purposes).


Rick Shenkman
History News Network
100 South King Street Suite 425
Seattle, WA 98104


"I find the History News Network indispensable for keeping up with new publications and new interpretations, and keeping track of debates over history, in both its academic and public forms, throughout the world." — Eric Foner

"As its wide coverage and its impressive numbers of hits-per-week indicate, HNN has become the most important -- and reliable -- source for fresh historical interpretation and, of special note, for the understanding of current events placed, often provocatively, in their historical contexts." — Walter LaFeber

Fact: HNN is read by writers and editors from major national and international publications, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Guardian.

Fact: Each month, HNN is visited by some 300,000 readers.

Fact: No other website features original articles by historians on current events on a regular basis.

Fact: HNN is the cure for the superficiality of what-happens-today-is-all-that-counts journalism. 

Founded in 2001 in partnership with George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, HNN is one of the oldest and most esteemed history sites on the Web, and a digital history pioneer.

We are committed to injecting history into the national conversation, and have a proven ten-year track record of doing so:

● In 2002, we helped break the Michael Bellesiles scandal.

● In 2003, we published the first historians' account of the Bush family connection to the Third Reich.

● In 2004, we started our acclaimed Book Reviews department.

● In 2005, we investigated John Roberts's history thesis from his undergraduate days.

● In 2007, we dominated the coverage of the arrest of Oxford don Felipe Fernandez-Armesto in Atlanta ... for jaywalking.

● In 2008, we polled historians on the historical performance of the Bush administration.

● In 2009, we started our Twitter feed.

● In 2010, we reported on a congressional candidate who liked to re-enact ... the Waffen-SS!

● In 2011, we explained where Newt Gingrich gets his ideas about history.


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