Participate in Student History Day

The Historic Preservation Agency sponsors five regional history fairs each school year that culminate in the Illinois History Day in May.  Students can write papers, create exhibits, perform a skit or create a website focusing on any part of Illinois history.  They can also compete for National History Day qualification.

 



 

1. NORTHERN REGION

February 25, 2017
 
Northern Illinois University
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
External Programming
Monat Bldg., 148 North 3rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2895
 
Coordinator:
Anne Petty Johnson
815/753-5200
 
Registration Deadline:
December 2, 2016

Research Papers and Website Deadline: January 6, 2017

2. CENTRAL REGION

March 18, 2017
 
Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
 
Coordinator:
Kathryn Suits
kathryn.suits@illinois.gov
217/782-2981
 
Registration Deadline:
February 3, 2017

Research Paper and Website Deadline: 
February 10, 2017

 

3. SOUTHERN REGION

March 25, 2017
  
Southern Illinois University
Department of History
Faner Hall
Carbondale, IL 62901 
 
Coordinator:
Jonathan Wiesen
618/453-3380
 
Registration Deadline: February 10, 2017
 
Research Papers and Website Deadline: February 17, 2017

4. CHICAGO METRO

The Chicago Metro History Education Center
Newberry Library
60 West Walton
Chicago IL 60610
 

Contact:
info@chicagohistoryfair.org

312/255-3661

Registration and competitions vary. Visit the Chicago Metro History Education Center website for details

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