theme_2016Winona State University will host the Southeast Minnesota Regional History Day as part of the National History Day program from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in East Hall of Kryzsko Commons.

Hundreds of students from Southeastern Minnesota will exhibit their work that incorporates this year’s theme “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange.” Entries will be judged and the winners will go on to participate in the state competition on Saturday, May 1, hosted by the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. in East Hall followed by an award ceremony, which will be held at 8:30 p.m. in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

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.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Matt Lindaman at 507-457-5877 or or Josh Hanson at