Thursday, April 24, 2008

NARA: National History Day Exhibit

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the National Archives. Please address all inquiries to: Public.Affairs@nara.gov.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2008

National Archives Celebrates National History Day with Special Exhibit
Display June 18


Winning projects address 2008 theme: Conflict & Compromise in History

Washington, DC. . . The National Archives celebrates National History Day (NHD) by displaying winning student exhibits from this year's National History Day national competition on Wednesday, June 18th.

Young history scholars will present their work reflecting this year's theme "Conflict & Compromise in History" between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public and will be held in The Boeing Learning Center of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall, and is fully accessible.

Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Each year, more than half a million middle and high school students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the NHD program. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research using libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews, and more. The student exhibit boards on display at the National Archives are required to have at least one record from the National Archives, its regional archives, or its Presidential libraries. Student designers will be present to explain and discuss their projects.

For more information on National History Day visit
http://www.NationalHistoryDay.org .

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