This Year's Theme

NHD Philly 2019 — Success!

National History Day Philadelphia was held March 13 & 14, 2019.

Check out the results!

Thank you to all of our teachers, students, judges and volunteers for making the 2019 contest another great success! And best of luck to our NHD Philly Delegation at the National History Day in PA competition!

Taking Things to the Next Level:

Big news from the NHD in PA State Competition! Congratulations to students on their accomplishments at the state contest and to those who qualified to move on the national contest! Keep making yourselves, your teachers, and, of course, Philly and #NHDPhilly proud!

Check out the results!

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Support our students with your donation!

Help us reach our goal for NHD Philly!



  • 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.

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Hearst Foundations
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