Approximately 300 students from the southeastern Minnesota region will exhibit their work from 5-8 p.m. The projects will incorporate this year’s theme, “Turning Points In History.” Entries will be judged and winners will go on to participate in the state competition on Saturday, May 4, hosted by the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Registration begins at 4 p.m in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons. An awards ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. in Somsen Auditorium.
National History Day is a year-long history education program that annually challenges 700,000 students in grades 6-12 to explore life-changing topics by engaging in research and interpretation of historical subjects related to an annual theme. Students use critical thinking and communication skills to produce scholarly projects in the form of dramatic performances, imaginative exhibitions, multimedia documentaries and research papers. The program culminates with a national competition at the University of Maryland each June.
The event is free and open to the public.