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More Than 100 Area Students Vie for a History Day Regional Title at Bemidji State University Saturday, March 5


February 28, 2020

Quick Facts

Event: Northwest History Day Competition

Date: Thursday, March 5

Time: 4-8:30 p.m. Awards ceremony begins at 8 p.m.

Place: Bemidji State University, Hobson Memorial Union, 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji

117 students from schools throughout Northwestern Minnesota will present their History Day exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances at Bemidji State University on Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m.

Students in 6th through 12th grade began with the 2020 theme, “Breaking Barriers in History,” and then created projects on topics ranging from the Mesabi Iron Range strike to Jimi Hendrix. View a list of participating schools and student projects here.

Winners at regionals will advance to State History Day on Saturday, May 2, 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 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 publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partner: Explore Minnesota Tourism.


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