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August 10, 2015

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center to Host Research Day for National History Day Students at UCO

Oklahoma City, Okla. — The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce that it will host a research day for students interested in participating in the National History Day (NHD) competition. This event will be held on Thursday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chambers Library on the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) campus and is free for teachers and students. Attendees will have full access to the library resources, librarians and the Oklahoma National History Day (OKNHD) staff. Registration is required and must be submitted to OKNHD Coordinator Sarah Dumas at sdumas@okhistory.org.

Oklahoma National History Day is part of NHD and is a highly regarded academic program for 6th through 12th grade students. It allows teachers the chance to incorporate an academic program that directly addresses Oklahoma Assessment Standards for the social studies with student-based projects. The next state OKNHD contest is scheduled for May 4–5, 2016, at the Oklahoma History Center. Junior Division will compete on Wednesday, May 4, and Senior Division will compete on Thursday, May 5. Additional information may be obtained by going to http://ok.nhd.org/.

National History Day is a nonprofit education organization in College Park, Md. Established in 1974 NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage more than half a million middle and high school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local and affiliate levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the national contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Association of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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