Thursday, February 16, 2023

The West Baton Rouge Museum is the host site for the Greater Baton Rouge Regional History Day Contest. This year's competition will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Junior high and high school students from 12 parishes are invited and encouraged to compete for special prizes, and a chance to move on to the state contest at the National World War II Museum in April. Project categories include: research paper, website, documentary, and performance.

National History Day is a research contest in which students in grades 6-12 create projects based on an annual theme. The contest is open to all subjects including math, science, english, and of course history! The projects can be easily incorporated into the curriculum, with the ultimate goal being to represent their state and school at the national contest in Washington D.C. The 2023 NHD theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.

Every year we rely on the help of volunteers and judges to put on this huge event. At least 50 volunteers are needed to serve as judges for this year's competition. Judges serve on teams on 2 and 3. We are looking for college students, professionals, or retirees who are interested in history and education, and will be comfortable interviewing students about their projects.

Registration for students and judges is open. To sign up, please visit . For more information or questions about National History please email Amanda Moak, West Baton Rouge Museum NHD Coordinator at

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West Baton Rouge Museum
845 North Jefferson Avenue
70767 Port Allen , LA