This Year's Theme

Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

National History Day 2016 Theme

Welcome to National History Day! You are about to become a better student! It doesn't matter if you are planning on becoming a doctor, a historian, a marine biologist, or a teacher: whatever your career path, National History Day will help. Besides being a fun experience, NHD will improve your reading and writing skills and help you become a better researcher, all while you are learning about a topic of your choice!

Read More about the 2016 theme from NHD

Important Dates

  • January 25 - Project Registration opens
  • February 8 - Project registration closes; Deadline for web and paper entries.
  • March 16 - NHD Philly Junior Division competition
  • March 17 - NHD Philly Senior Division competition
  • May 10-11 - NHD in PA competition, Millersville University