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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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History Day

The Indiana Historical Society is committed to doing our part as we address the ramifications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors, guests, volunteers and staff members.

New NHDI Guide coming soon!!

National History Day in Indiana is an affiliate of National History Day. Students grades four through 12 research and present a project on a historical topic that fits under the annual theme.


  • Develop a thesis about a historical topic.
  • Use primary and secondary sources to support their thesis.
  • Develop research skills through a project-based learning opportunity.
  • Take ownership of their learning by researching topics important to them.
  • Work independently or collaboratively on a project.
  • Compete at school, regional, state and even the national contest.


  • Adapt the program to fit curriculum needs.
  • Use NHDI as a basis for an in-class project.
  • Define topics or project types to enhance a unit.
  • Use NHDI in many different subjects.
  • Use NHDI to help students accomplish individualized learning goals.

For more information about the benefits of NHD and how it can fit into your curriculum, visit the NHD website. The Indiana Historical Society provides support and resources for Indiana teachers using NHD. For more information, check out our Educator Resources.

Presented by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation and TCU Foundation

State Contest support from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology

NHDI Workshops and Project Consultations

Want some additional help from the NHDI team? See our offerings below!

NHDI Workshops

Annual Theme Workshop: Students will be introduced to the annual National History Day theme. After the workshop, they will have a better understanding of what the theme means and possible topics that apply to the theme.

Thesis Workshop: Students will be introduced to what a thesis statement is, its basic components, and the difference between a good thesis statement and a bad thesis statement.

Workshops are available in-person and digitally from Oct. 1, 2021 through Dec. 17, 2021. To schedule a workshop with your class, please email with your request.

Project Consultations

Want in-depth feedback for your students? Request a project consultation event to take place in your classroom, school or local library. Available Sept. 30, 2021 through Jan. 28, 2022, for the 2021-2022 school year.

NHDI will make every effort to visit your classroom. However, if bad weather prevents us from safely reaching your class, we will attempt to reschedule. Due to contest schedules, if rescheduling a consultation visit is not possible, we will conduct digital consultations with your students who will send their projects to Indiana Historical Society staff will provide digital feedback.

Digital Consultations

No matter where your students are in their project, they can email for assistance with research, thesis statements, project design, content and more.

Contest Season

Students are encouraged to showcase their work at these public events. For details on district, state and national competitions, please visit the History Day Contests page.

Contest Registration

Teachers or sponsors, email or call (317) 234.3161 for registration instructions.


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