History Day


It's not just a day

     it's an experience!"

All contests will be virtual in 2021!

This year's fall guide packet and virtual guidelines are posted on the AboutNE:NHD tab

Help a Nebraska student tell the story of

a World War II Silent Hero!

As part of his participation in the 2020 Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, Tryon Calleroz of Arcadia Public Schools with the help of his teacher Trysta Asche will be telling the story of a Silent Hero who died in the Pacific Theater. For this project, Tryon has selected Fireman First Class Grant Clark Cook, Jr from Cozad, Nebraska. If you have any information or leads for Tryon, please send them to Trysta Asche (

Congratulations to Samantha McDole of Red Cloud Junior/Senior High School!

Samantha McDole of Red Cloud Junior/Senior High School in Red Cloud, Nebraska was one of 58 teachers from 40 NHD affiliates chosen to participate in the 2020 Inspiring Student Research Webinar Series, a professional development program that focuses on using online Library of Congress primary and secondary sources to develop and support student research skills as part of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium.

What is National History Day?


Nebraska National History Day (NE:NHD) is a non-profit education program based in Lincoln, NE. Established in 1985, NE:NHD offers academic programs that engage middle- and high-school students throughout Nebraska annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local level, where the top student entries have the opportunity to advance to the State Contest at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Top ranking state contest projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest held at University of Maryland at College Park.  National History Day seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators.

Our Sponsors

Nebraska Press Association

5000 St Paul Ave

Lincoln, NE  68504

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