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 2019 contest theme is “Triumph & Tragedy.” The next state contest will be hosted at the University of Maine campus in Orono on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Top award winners in the state contest qualify for the national contest in Washington, DC, in June.
2017 NHD in Maine State Contest Winners
For more information please contact Maine NHD State Coordinator John Taylor:
Additional Online Resources for the competition:
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: