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History Days & Fairs

Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History: National History Day 2012

The Heinz History Center will host the NHD Pittsburgh competition on the weekend of March 3 and 4, 2012.

History fairs emphasize local hands-on history, including family and community. In Canada, they are termed "Heritage Fairs".

Pittsburgh Region

    Heinz History Center: National History Day
    National History Day PITT, the local competition for the Pennsylvania History Day, is held at the Senator Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District in downtown Pittsburgh.



Nearby States

  • New York State History Day
    Spornsored by the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, NY.
  • Ohio History Day
    The Ohio Historical Society offers resources for students doing research on Ohio History, including an "Ohio Guide for Student Researchers" and a History Day scrapbook.

United States - Directories

  • National History Day
    National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for elementary and secondary school students that culminates in the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.

United States

  • Chicago Metro History Fair
    There are links to many possible history sources for Chicago which should give you ideas for resources in your own community.
  • Truman Library National History Day
    This is the website for the Greater Kansas City, Missouri region History Day program. It is interesting because of the Student Research files available at the library with photocopies of the original documents. Some of the topics covered are: "The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan", "The Desegregation of the Armed Forces".