Contact: Kara O’Keeffe

Green Bay, Wis. – The 2019 National History Day Green Bay regional contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. The 2019 theme is, “Triumph & Tragedy in History.”

“The National History Day Wisconsin regional contests are a great way to showcase talent from area students,” said Jenny Kalvaitis, National History Day coordinator. “This program teaches students how to develop skills in writing and research as well as how to think critically.”

This year’s theme, Triumph & Tragedy in History, requires students to look at history through multiple perspectives.

National History Day is like a science fair, but for history and was established over 30 years ago. It is an exciting academic enrichment program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. This yearlong academic adventure fosters students’ enthusiasm for learning and their love for history.

Each year over 10,000 students around Wisconsin present their ideas on the national theme through a variety of mediums including, documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites.

Wisconsin has eight National History Day regions based on county groupings. Each region has a sponsoring institution and a regional coordinator, who coordinates the regional contest as well as provides an additional level of support to participating teachers. Deb Anderson of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives coordinates the Green Bay region.

Winners at the regional level will move on to the state competition which will take place on April 13, 2019, in Madison at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For more information, visit

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