The Saturday Evening Post, the Indiana-based publication that has chronicled America’s history, is celebrating its bicentennial this year. The 200-year-old magazine has covered news events, but also offers a mixture of fiction stories, humor and iconic illustrations.
The magazine, launched in 1821, is often noted for its covers, which included illustrations from artist Norman Rockwell. According to the Norman Rockwell Museum, the illustrator’s work appeared on the cover for 47 years, totaling more than 300 covers.
Publisher Joan SerVaas says today’s Post continues to cover important, current issues, such as education and healthcare.
“In many ways, the Post’s depiction of everyday America helped create a national set of shared values,” said SerVaas. “Every page of the magazine from 1821 to 2021 tells a story of where we’ve been and where we’re going.”
The publication says as it celebrates the milestone this year, it will reprint selections from their half-million-page digital archive.
“The history of the Post is a history of America,” said SerVaas. “We’re proud to be sharing it with our readers.”
The publication says it has 250,000 subscribers.