National History Day in Missouri

National History Day in Missouri (NHDMO) is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students to explore the past in a creative, hands-on way by producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website on a topic of their choosing.

The State Historical Society of Missouri proudly administers National History Day in Missouri. Over 6,000 students participate in the program each year, with nearly 600 advancing to the state contest at the University of Missouri in April.

Through the National History Day in Missouri program, SHSMO transforms the way kids view history. Students learn about their world and themselves by creating hands-on research projects and competing in successive local, state, and national contests.

Donate to NHDMO

 

"The impact on students is tremendous and well worth the investment from the Society and from teachers and parents. Students build confidence, develop their critical thinking, and learn important communication skills. National History Day in Missouri prepares them for college and beyond."
Gary Kremer, Executive Director, SHSMO

 

NHDMO Empowers Students

They dig deep, get creative, and build confidence as they become experts on topics they care about because they choose them! Teachers are also empowered in their efforts to foster academic and personal growth.

NHDMO Cultivates Future Leaders

Alumna Amanda said "NHDMO challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone. It was the highlight of my high school experience." Your support helps students find their passion for learning!

Go to the NHDMO website to learn more.

National History Day Events

-
Meet National History Day in Missouri students, learn more about how the innovative NHD program encourages them to explore history, and share your passion for history education with state legislators at this daylong event in the Missouri State Capitol.

Read More

-
Missouri State Archives is hosting National History Day in Missouri’s mid-Missouri regional contest. Virtual projects are due February 13. The in-person portion of the contest will take place March 3. Participate to see some great projects!

Read More

-
Join NHDMO at the Springfield regional contest! Visit Missouri State University to support creative Missouri students as they find a passion for history. Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the day!

Read More

-
Join the National History Day in Missouri Maryville regional contest, hosted by Northwest Missouri State University. The contest will be held on March 3.

Read More

-
Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the National History Day in Missouri Cape Girardeau regional contest at Southeast Missouri State University!

Read More

-
Join National History Day in Missouri at the Joplin regional contest! Visit Missouri Southern State University to support creative Missouri students as they find a passion for history.

Read More

-
The Truman Library is hosting National History Day in Missouri’s Kansas City regional contest. Support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the contest experience!

Read More

-
Participate in the National History Day in Missouri St. Louis regional contest, sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis! Check out creative exhibits, documentaries, papers, performances, and websites.

Read More

-
Join us on April 22 for the National History Day in Missouri state contest, administered by the State Historical Society of Missouri. The contest will take place in-person at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Read More

Videos

National History Day in Missouri (NHDMO) is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students to explore the past in a creative, hands-on way by producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website on a topic of their choosing. Watch as NHDMO Coordinator Danielle Griego, PhD, announces the 2022 state contest award winners.