Important Dates

This Year's Theme

The Philadelphia NHD Competition is on March 12-13

We will be hosting over 450 students at the National Constitution Center. We will be posting on Facebook and Twitter and using Instagram:

We will use #NHDPhilly to tag all of the posts and images.

Please share with your friends and “like” us on Facebook, and “follow” us on Twitter. This is a chance to participate in the competition and support Philly students! If you can only join in for the Awards Ceremony, it runs 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm.

Video by students Haftom Khasai & Malik Neal for NHD Philly

FUN FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS: Are You Smarter than a NHD Student?
student doing research
What Is National History Day?
High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, movie, play, or website.
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