Help us connect everyone to the history and culture that surrounds us!

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Clio Foundation - Discover and Share Our History

Each day, Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture and history. You can use Clio to create, customize, and share walking tours that guide you to historic sites in any city. You can also browse the website and mobile app to explore areas of interest or search by topic. And now Clio can automatically tell you about nearby historic sites as you walk or drive. Using Clio is like a time machine and each entry includes links to more information from libraries, archives, universities, and historical societies.

Clio is free for everyone and we strive to review and improve the hundreds of entries that are submitted by users each month. As a non-profit, the Clio Foundation relies on your tax-deductible donations. We need your help this month to meet a matching challenge that will support two full-time AmeriCorps members and several part-time positions. These historians will work with organizations and individuals to create and improve entries and complete walking tours.

Clio makes it easy to explore the area around you and discover cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. You can take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites. Each entry includes links to more information from trusted sources. For example, the image above shows a group of students who are exploring Seattle and learning about historic places and events as they explore the city with information from area historians and librarians. Entries can even include oral histories and video, 360-degree images inside historic buildings, and links to related books and articles. It's like traveling with a team of local historians!

Learn more about Clio by visiting our website at www.theclio.com or our profile on GuideStar

AmeriCorps members work throughout the year to create and improve the growing library of Clio entries and walking tours. Here are just a few examples of what these members do each day:

  • Helping universities, community organizations, local historical societies, and libraries create individual entries and complete walking tours. Clio's AmeriCorps members also work with tourism officials, members of the preservation community, and other AmeriCorps members to help these individuals and organizations;
  • Creating new entries for historical markers, historical buildings, monuments, and other landmarks and historic sites;
  • Assisting organizations and individuals in creating entries and walking/driving tours;
  • Offering support to help officials use Clio to promote heritage tourism and notify the public about historic sites and preservation efforts;
  • Responding to community and organizational requests about how they might use Clio to document local history;
  • Planning and implementing "History Harvest" events in specific communities where residents can share and digitally preserve artifacts, photographs, and record oral histories related to historic sites throughout their county

$9,140 Raised
91% towards $10,000 Goal

Supported by 69 Donations:

  • Aaron B.
    I Gave $100
    It's our privilege to support this future national treasure! - Quindaro Press
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  • Gary P.
    I Gave $25
    This is my favorite app. And go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/ https://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/factsheet_lsa.pdf
  • Ebony B.
    I Gave $25
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    Anonymous
    Keep up the great work, David and collaborators!
  • Diana R.
    I Gave $25
  • Pamela R.
    I Gave $75
    This is a wonderful app. I, myself, have submitted several entries. Keep up the good work Dr. Trowbridge!
  • Joan M.
    I Gave $50
    My museum is posting items in Clio. I love discovering the history in my town.
  • Kelly M.
  • Cailin M.
    I Gave $25
    Clio provided a wonderful opportunity for my university students in our class on the ethnohistory of the Great Lakes. Its a great public service.
  • Robyn C.
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
    I hope this helps you meet your match challenge! This is a very cool idea.
  • Henry M.
    I Gave $10
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $500
    I studied history.
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    T.
    I Gave $500
    It's an amazing idea and I want to support national service.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
    Proud of your work.
  • Dave P.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $5
    Good luck!
  • Tyson C.
    I Gave $500
    Cabell-Huntington Visitors Bureau
  • Bill G.
    I Gave $100
    History is important. This project is awesome.
  • Daniel H.
    I Gave $50
  • Eagle Lake Preservation Alliance, Inc. E.
    I Gave $50
    The Eagle Lake Preservation Alliance, Inc. supports the Clio Foundation and the wonderful App that is making history come alive in Eagle Lake, TX.
  • Joan C B.
    I Gave $500
    As a Freedom Rider, I am fascinated with the history of places. theclio.com is a precious guide.
  • Kristen L.
    I Gave $50
  • History Lover
    I Gave $10
  • Eve L.
    I Gave $25
    I am donating because I think CLIO fills a great need. Keep up the good work!
  • Jean E.
    I Gave $50
    Clio means so much to those interested in history. DuBois High School history lives again....
  • Monica B.
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  • History Lover
    I Gave $500