Virginia History Day

Girls holding flags celebrate at National History Day

Virginia History Day is the state affiliate of National History Day, a project-based learning program for students grades 4-12. This interdisciplinary research project helps students develop historical thinking and literacy skills while making the study of history engaging, relevant, and most of all, fun!  Browse below for more information about the upcoming competition and learn how to participate, view teacher and student resourcesbecome a VHD judge, and more.

2024 Competition

The 2024 NHD theme is Turning Points in History

The 2024 VHD State Contest will be held in-person at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on Saturday, April 27 (Elementary and Junior Divisions) and Sunday, April 28 (Senior Division). Visit the Contest Information page for more details.