Date & Time
Saturday, Mar. 23, 2024
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing Registration is now closed.

Join the History Center for the region’s National History Day contest.

Thousands of students participate in National History Day each year. The Heinz History Center is proud to be the regional home for this competition, serving students from Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Somerset counties. This year’s competition will be held in-person at the History Center on March 23-24, 2024.

National History Day (NHD) draws upon a unique historical theme each year and encourages middle school and high school students to research history in an exciting and creative way. Students can enter one of five categories—paper, performance, documentary, exhibit, or website. Students may enter as individuals or in teams of 2-5 for all categories except paper, in which students must compete individually. Students are split into a junior division (grades 6-8) and senior division (grades 9-12).

Each category is judged separately. First, second, and third place winners from the junior and senior divisions move on to the state competition, which will be held on April 20-21, 2024, at the University of Scranton. The top winners from the state competition then move on to the national competition in June.

Please see the program here. For additional questions and information, please contact

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