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Plan your visit
Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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History Day

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.

Download the Educators Guide

Your resource for Indiana History and NHD

Indiana Historical Society NHD Indiana Services

Teacher Packets

Include an NHD Theme BookNHD Rule Book and other useful resources. Hard copies are available upon request while supplies last.

School Visits

Designed to fit the needs of your classroom. Introduce the program, assist with research or discuss project design.

Project Consultation

Want in-depth feedback for your students? Request a project consultation event to take place in your classroom, school or local library. Available until Feb. 1, 2019, for the 2018-2019 school year.

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) 233-9559 for registration instructions.


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