Maine National History Day

Maine National History Day (NHD) is an annual event for teachers and students in grades 6-12 that promotes critical thinking skills through project-based learning.  The 2018 contest theme is “Conflict and Compromise.” The next state contest will be hosted at the University of Maine campus in Orono on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Top award winners in the state contest qualify for the national contest in Washington, DC, in June.

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Senior Division website award winners in 2016: Noble High School, Buckfield Sr./Jr. High School, Bangor High School.
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Maine NHD award ceremony audience in 2016.



What is National History Day?

More Information on ‘Conflict and Compromise”

Important Dates for 2017-2018

Teacher Workshops for National History Day 2018

Teacher Workshop Registration

2017 NHD in Maine State Contest Winners

National History Day Winners List

For more information please contact Maine NHD State Coordinator John Taylor:
Phone: 207-474-7133

UMaine History Scholarship Award

Additional Online Resources for the competition:

2016 NHD Contest

Learn about creating an entry for National History Day.

Access Teacher Resources

What makes Maine NHD Possible?

Maine National History Day is co-organized by the University of Maine and the Margaret Chase Smith Library.  This year-long educational program for grade 6-12 students is made possible by the support of organizations and individuals throughout the state.  The major financial contributors this season are the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, four units from UMaine, Orono (the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, the UMaine Humanities Center, and the Department of History), the Maine Masonic College, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Maine Historical Society. In addition, donations of time and money from scores of schools, teachers, parents, students, and local historical societies and cultural organizations from across the state make the program possible.

Please Donate to Support Maine NHD

To make a tax-deductible financial contribution to Maine National History Day, please make your check payable to the University of Maine, add National History Day to the memo line, and mail it to:

University of Maine Foundation
Buchanan Alumni House
Two Alumni Place
Orono, ME 04469-5792
Credit card and electronic check donations may be made securely via the University’s online giving website.