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

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Join National History Day in Missouri at the Rolla regional contest at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the day! Top students from the region will be presenting their historical research through five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites.

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Missouri State Archives is hosting an awesome NHDMO event at Columbia College. Come see great performances and exhibits for the live portion of the central region contest.

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The Truman Library is hosting National History Day in Missouri’s Kansas City regional contest at William Chrisman High School. Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the day!

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Visit the University of Missouri–St. Louis for the National History Day in Missouri St. Louis regional contest! Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 25, 2020. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

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Join NHDMO at the Springfield regional contest! Visit Missouri State University to support creative Missouri students as they find a passion for history. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 25, 2020.

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Come to the National History Day in Missouri Maryville regional contest on March 6, 2020, at Northwest Missouri State University and support creative Missouri students! Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 25, 2020. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

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Join National History Day in Missouri at the Joplin regional contest! Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 25, 2020. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

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Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the NHDMO Cape Girardeau regional contest on March 24 at Southeast Missouri State University! Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 25, 2020.

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Come witness how NHDMO transforms Missouri students. By exploring this year’s theme of Breaking Barriers in History, students will learn about their world and themselves while creating hands-on research projects and competing in successive local, state, and national contests. Add to their learning experience, sign up to judge at the state contest.

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