Meet Our Students!

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

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NHD Philly 2018 is underway!

Wednesday March 14 - Senior Division

Thursday March 15, Junior Division

Upcoming Events:

Please join us for the NHD Philly kick-off and Cultural Partner Fair at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30.

Teaching With Historic Places Workshop:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:30-6:30 PM
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue

Registration opens soon! For more information contact NHDPhilly

Classroom Support: NHD topic and research workshops available for your classroom. Contact us for more information and to schedule a time for a FREE workshop.

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!


  • Project Registration Open from January 23 - February 6
  • Websites and Papers Due: February 6
  • Junior Division Contest: March 17, 2017
  • Senior Division Contest: March 16, 2017
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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