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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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Earn prizes for choosing specific topics

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN INDIANA SPECIAL PRIZES

In 2019, educators whose learners win any of the special prizes below will be awarded a $50 prize.

Prizes will be announced to Indiana students and educators at the NHDI State Contest. Participants do not have to place in first, second or third to receive a special prize. Cash prizes will be awarded upon receipt of appropriate documentation by June 28, 2019.

Don’t forget to check out our  topic suggestions for each prize. This is not an exhaustive list; feel free to explore more!

$100 CASH PRIZE

Geeslin Hoosier President Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on America’s Hoosier President, Benjamin Harrison.
Sponsored in honor of retired president and CEO of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Phyllis Geeslin, by her friends and admirers

Gene Stratton Porter Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on Indiana environmentalist and author Gene Stratton Porter.
Sponsored by Janet McCabe and Jon Laramore in memory of
Evelyn McCabe

Latino History Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on Indiana’s Latino history.
Sponsored anonymously

Wendell Jack Peterson Prize for Public School Education History
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project that explores the history and its people of Indiana’s public schools.
Sponsored in honor of retired Indiana Public School Administrator and Servant Wendell Jack Peterson by Becky Boyle

$200 CASH PRIZE

Sallie Rowland Prize for Furniture Design
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project related to the history of furniture design in Indiana.
Sponsored by Sallie Rowland

$250 CASH PRIZE

African-American History Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on African-American history in Indiana.
Sponsored by Marcus and Julie Harshaw

The Bill Curran Memorial Prize for Irish Heritage
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project that features Indiana’s Irish-American heritage.
Sponsored by Patti Curran

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation Prize for Notable Hoosiers
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project about a notable Hoosier buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Sponsored by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation

Eiteljorg Museum Prize for Native Americans
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on Indiana’s Native Americans.
Sponsored by the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Indiana Local History Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project focused on local Indiana history.
Sponsored by the IHS Heritage Support Grants program

Indiana Pioneers Prize for Early Indiana (pre-1840)
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project related to pre-1840, pioneer-era Indiana.
Sponsored by The Society of Indiana Pioneers

International History in Indiana Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on an international history topic that has an Indiana connection.
Sponsored anonymously 

New Harmony Project Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project about New Harmony, Indiana.
Sponsored by Historic New Harmony, University of Southern Indiana

Patti Curran Prize for Fashion Design in Indiana
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project that features an Indiana fashion designer or designers.
Sponsored by Patti Curran

Roy F. Stringer Memorial Prize for Labor Unions in Indiana
Awarded to student or group with an outstanding project that explores the history of Labor Unions in Indiana.
Sponsored by Andrew Halter and Joshua Rogers

Women’s History in Indiana Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on Women’s History in Indiana.
Sponsored by the Indiana Women’s History Association

$500 CASH PRIZE

The Cole Porter Prize for Indiana Musical Heritage
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on the life and legacy of Cole Porter.
Sponsored by Steve and Mag Russell

Daughters of the American Revolution Prize for George Rogers Clark and the Northwestern Campaign
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project related to George Rogers Clark’s Northwestern Campaign during the American Revolution.
Sponsored by the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

The Indiana National Guard Heritage Project Prize
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on the history of the National Guard in Indiana.
Sponsored by the Indiana National Guard

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Prize
Given to a student or group with an outstanding project that features Indiana automotive history or auto racing.
Sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum 

Kennedy King Memorial Initiative Award
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project about the April 4, 1968, speech in Indianapolis by Robert F. Kennedy announcing the death of Martin Luther King Jr.
Sponsored by the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative

Nancy Ayres Prize for Commerce in Indiana
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project related to the history of commerce in Indiana.
Sponsored by Nancy Ayres

Nancy Ayres Prize for Indiana Architecture
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project related to the history of Indiana architecture.
Sponsored by Nancy Ayres

Nancy Ayres Prize for Indiana Transportation
Awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project related to the history of transportation in Indiana.
Sponsored by Nancy Ayres

National History Day in Indiana Career Award
Awarded to a student or group of students who have participated in NHDI over multiple years and shown growth as a result of their participation.
Sponsored by The Rooker Family Foundation

More prizes may be added throughout the year.

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