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.

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"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

Join us for a National History Day in Missouri documentary showcase and learn how you can uncover history as you take part in the National History Day competition by producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website.

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Join us at MOCHE's 17th Annual Best Practices Conference for a deep dive into the National History Day program for grades 6-12!

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