What is History Day?

National History Day is a nation-wide event that provides students, grades 4-12, with the opportunity to conduct their own historical research and present it to the public.  By either creating an exhibit, a website, a documentary, a paper, or a performance, students have the ability to go through the process of acquiring information, internalizing their material, and teaching others what they have learned.  

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is the proud host of Ohio’s Region 2 contest.  Each year in March, the Hayes Library & Museums welcomes over 100 students to display their projects to the public.  Some of these projects are then sent on to the state competition in Columbus where they may qualify for the national competition in Maryland.

Throughout the United States, into U.S. territories, and even internationally, History Day now includes nearly 600,000 participants yearly.  This event has received such notice that in 2011 President Barack Obama awarded National History Day with a National Humanities Medal.


Infographic from OHChttp://www.ohiohistory.org/OHC/media/OHC-Media/Documents/WhyOhioHistDayInfographic.pdf

Ohio History Day Sitehttp://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/education-and-outreach/ohio-history-day

National History Dayhttp://www.nhd.org/