National History Day is a fun event that encourages students to become historians by developing research, analysis, presentation and social skills. Working individually or in groups, junior (grades 6-8) and senior (9-12) division students select a topic related to an annual theme. They conduct extensive historical research using primary sources, articles, and books, then distill their research and analysis into a dramatic performance, multimedia documentary, museum exhibit, website, or research paper.
Failure of Diplomacy: Proclamation of Virginia Governor William Smith calling for volunteers to form a regiment for service in the war with Mexico, 1846.
These images are from the Montgomery Dent Corse Papers (MS065)
Last Updated: October 2021