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Press Release
May 11, 2009

National Archives Celebrates National History Day with Special Exhibit Display June 17

Washington, DC…The National Archives celebrates National History Day (NHD) by displaying winning student exhibits from this year’s national competition on Wednesday, June 17th. Young history scholars will present their work reflecting this year's theme “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies” between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in The Boeing Learning Center of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall, and is fully accessible. Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Each year, more than half a million middle and high school students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the NHD program. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research using libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews, and more. The student exhibit boards on display at the National Archives are required to have at least one record from the National Archives, its regional archives, or its Presidential libraries. Student designers will be present to explain and discuss their projects.

For more information visit the National History Day web site.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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