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Congratulations to all NHD Philly students who participated in National History Day in 2017! Eight NHD Philly projects placed in the top 6 in their categories at the state contest and we had a record number 11 students go on to the National Contest.

NHD Philly students in a casual moment at the national contest.

Check out pictures of the winners at the state competition!

Hear more from other NHD Philly students!


News from the NHD National Office

Fun with NHD

This Year's Theme

Search the NHD Philly Site:

Support our students with your donation!

Help us reach our goal for NHD Philly!

NHD Philly 2019 is underway!

National History Day Philadelphia will be March 13 & 14, 2019.

Students, Teachers, and Judges: Visit the Theme Page for important details and dates.

(And look for emails about registration in late January)

Contact us with any questions.

Thank you Mayor Kenney and Commissioner Leonard for helping us celebrate the achievements of our NHD Philly students and teachers at a City Hall event in June!.

Check out more pictures from the event!


  • January 22 : Project Registration Opens
  • February 8 (6:00 p.m.): Project Registration Closes; Website and Paper Projects Due
  • Senior Division Contest: March 14, 2018
  • Junior Division Contest: March 15, 2018
More workshops and webinars will be added to the schedule soon!
student doing research
What Is National History Day?

High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, documentary, exhibit, performance or website.

This year's theme
Research Libraries
Tips for students

Whether you need tips for specific types of projects or guidance on doing research, we've got you covered!

National History Day

National History Day Philadelphia is a program of National History Day, an NEH Medalist

NHD Students

Meet our Students

Check out some amazing NHD projects and the inspirational young minds who created them!

NHD Teachers

For Educators

Resources to help you help your students, from mentoring to Standards to projects.

Our Sponsors
Wells Fargo Museum Philadelphia The History Channel PECO An Exelon Company
Beneficial Bank Foundation Wells Fargo Museum San Francisco Colonial Dames of Pennsylvania
Hearst Foundations
Foundation for the National Archives Foundation for the National Archives
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