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Area Students to Create 'Museum' of History Day Projects at Bemidji State University March 5

Nearly 100 students from schools throughout Northwest Minnesota will present their History Day exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances at Bemidji State University on Monday, March 5 starting at 4 p.m.

Students in grades 6-12 began with the 2018 theme, “Conflict & Compromise in History,” and then created projects on topics ranging from gun control to the fight for women's rights. View a list of student projects and participating schools.

Winners at regionals will advance to State History Day on Saturday, April 28, at the University of Minnesota. State winners are eligible to compete at National History Day in Washington, D.C., in June.

Media are welcome to attend the regional competition and speak with students, teachers and MNHS History Day staff.

About National History Day in Minnesota

National History Day in Minnesota is a cocurricular historical research program that builds college readiness and communication skills for middle and high school students. 27,000 students from over 250 schools participate in Minnesota each year. The program in Minnesota is a partnership of the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts. Program support for is also provided by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. For more information, visit

The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.


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