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     What is National History Day?

     The College of Liberal Studies and the and History Department are proud sponsors of National History Day (NHD), a program that engages middle school and high school students in historical research and academic competition. Research begins in late fall, and culminates in school, regional, and state-level contests beginning in the spring.  NHD provides University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students the opportunity to engage with young scholars at a number of stages in the research and competition phases.  At UWL all history and history education majors and minors are encouraged to participate in National History Day.

    The National History Day program at UWL is overseen by Assistant Professor Patricia Stovey. She can be contacted at or 608.785.8353. 

    National History Day -- 2016


    Thanks to all who helped out with this year’s National History Day Contest.  The theme “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History,” covered a wide range of subjects for historical discussion and debate. 



    2016 National History Day State Winners, Qualifiers and Alternates

    State winners, April 2016 -- Link to PDF

    Western Region Contest; University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, March 30, 2016 -- Link to PDF

    Regional Monetary Awards 2016 -- Link to PDF


    Interested UWL history minors and majors as well as members of Phi Alpha Theta and faculty are strongly encouraged to participate as judges at this regional event as well as earlier local school events in late February and early March. Please contact Professor Stovey if you are interested to volunteer for the 2017 NHD.

    Tips for Preparing National History Day Submissions
    Research Tips
    Project Organization
    Thinking Thematically


    Key Websites for Teachers and Students

    Wisconsin Historical Society
    National History Day
    Library of Congress American Memory Project
    National Archives Digital Classroom
    Internet Modern History Sourcebook (Fordham University)
    Smithsonian Museums
    United State Holocaust Memorial Museum
    La Crosse History Unbound

    Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)