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History Day projects to be displayed at Cultural Heritage Center

History Day projects to be displayed at Cultural Heritage Center

History Day projects created by seventh and eighth grade history students at Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre will be on display Tuesday, March 12, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

The South Dakota State Historical Society will host middle school students’ History Day projects from 6-7 p.m. CDT. Students, parents and the rest of the community are welcome to attend the event to see the work of young historians. The event is free to the public.

National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2018-19 History Day theme is “Triumph & Tragedy in History.”

Students create projects in the form of documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances or websites.

This year’s regional History Day entries will be judged on Monday, March 11, at Georgia Morse Middle School.

The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.