Engaging project-based, student-centered learning.

Ohio History Day, an affiliate and prerequisite to the award-winning National History Day program, asks students to be creative, collaborative, and think critically about history. By engaging students in research, this event provides an opportunity for students to practice cross-curricular learning and practical application, while developing public speaking skills. Students choose to write a paper, create a documentary, build and display an exhibit, write and perform a song or play, or create a website to be shared with an authentic audience of local historians and community partners.

Cincinnati Museum Center is proud to host Ohio History Day's Region 8 competition for Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties.

The Region 8 Ohio History Day contest will be held VIRTUALLY in 2022 to ensure the safety of students, teachers and guardians involved.

For students and educators preparing projects, you should continue to follow the submission guidelines circulated earlier this year and found below – they contain instructions for virtual submissions as those virtual submissions are what will be judged in all categories.

Unfortunately, holding a virtual event means we will not be able to have student interviews as part of contest judging. This is a directive from National History Day to contests at all levels based on current legal advice. Judges will receive projects virtually through the registration system and will meet with their judge teams virtually on March 19 to reach consensus about project rankings.

Regarding the statewide Ohio History Day contest, a decision will be made by the end of February about whether that contest will proceed as an in-person event or be held virtually.


Thank you to the 2020 Ohio History Day sponsors