Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website.
The RHS Media Center is open school days from 7:40 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.