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 2024 contest theme is “Turning Points in History.”


For a list of important dates, access to the new rule book and evaluation sheets, instructions and templates for virtual submission, links to registration sites, and more, click HERE

UMaine History Scholarship Award

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, Museum LA, John Bapst Memorial High School, four units from UMaine, Orono (the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy 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

Contact Us

Maine NHD State Coordinator John Taylor:
Phone: 207-474-7133

Credit card and electronic check donations may be made securely via the University’s online giving website.