Virtual Project Showcase for National History Day in Minnesota Goes Live Online April 22

For immediate release

Release dated: 
April 19, 2022
Media contacts: 

Suzanne Herrick, 612-247-3079,
Sammi Jo Papas, National History Day in Minnesota, 651-259-3439,

Quick facts: 

Event: National History Day in Minnesota Virtual State Competition
Dates: Students projects posted online April 22, 2022; awards announced May 1, 2022

Virtual Project Showcase for National History Day in Minnesota Goes Live Online April 22

Beginning on April 22, visitors to the National History Day in Minnesota website can explore the nearly 500 Minnesota student projects that are competing in the History Day state competition. More than 15,000 students statewide in grades 6-12, created projects based on the 2022 theme “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” 

On Friday, April 29, students who advance to the final round will be announced. On Sunday, May 1, awards will be presented. The top entries will advance to the national competition in June, which will take place virtually. This year’s programs have featured a hybrid of virtual events and in-person classroom help. The contests, including the regional, state, and national competitions are all hosted virtually.

For more information visit the website at

About National History Day in Minnesota
National History Day in Minnesota is a co-curricular historical research program that builds college readiness and communication skills for middle and high school students. The program is a partnership of the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, 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. 

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