This Year's Theme

NHD Philly 2021 Results are in!

Results in the exhibits and performance categories coming soon.

Virtual National Contest: Sunday June 13 – Saturday June 19

Virtual State Contest: Friday May 7 – Sunday May 9


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What Is National History Day?

High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, documentary, exhibit, performance or website.

This year's theme
Research Libraries
Tips for students

Whether you need tips for specific types of projects or guidance on doing research, we've got you covered!
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National History Day

National History Day Philadelphia is a program of National History Day, an NEH Medalist

NHD Students

Meet our Students

Check out some amazing NHD projects and the inspirational young minds who created them!

NHD Teachers

For Educators

Resources to help you help your students, from mentoring to Standards to projects.


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