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Welcome to the Region 2 Contest Page for National History Day!

Region 2 is made up of the following Ohio counties: Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is proud to host Ohio's Region 2 Contest as a part of the National History Day Program!


What is National History Day? 

National History Day®(NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Since 1974, NHD has continuously improved history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators. The largest NHD program is the National History Day Contest that encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at the local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. To learn more visit nhd.org.



Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

Every year National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. Read the 2021 Theme Narrative here.



The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. HPLM is located at President Hayes’ 25-acre wooded estate, called Spiegel Grove. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums exists to enrich lives through the historical preservation of Spiegel Grove and to provide a greater understanding of President Hayes and his contributions to the State of Ohio, the country, and his fellow Americans.

You can learn more about our organization and collections at rbhayes.org.

Welcome Students!

To explore student resources and this year's theme, please visit https://www.nhd.org/students

Student registration is $10 per student.


Welcome Teachers!


For more information for teachers, please visit https://www.nhd.org/teachers.


Welcome Judges!

Thank you for volunteering to judge Region 2's National History Day contest. Throughout this site, you will find judge registration, judging criteria, and the Judge's conflict of interest statement. 



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