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HistoryMiami Museum is happy to announce that we will be partnering this school year with The Division of Academics, Department of Social Sciences and Miami-Dade County Public Schools for this year’s History Fair on February 10, 2024 for Florida History Day.

Florida History Day (FHD) is an annual, statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history in middle and high schools. Based on a theme selected annually by the National History Day (NHD), students in grades 6 to 12 use primary and secondary sources to research a topic relating to local, national, or world history.

The 2023–2024 theme is Turning Points in History. After analyzing and interpreting the information they have gathered, students express their findings in a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. 

The Department of Social Sciences’ and HistoryMiami Museum, local History Fair will be held on February 10, 2024 at the West Kendall Regional Library.

Important Dates:

To register your school to participate in the 2023-2024 District History Fair, please click here

Please note that only the top two projects per category from the local History Fair will be eligible to enter the state competition.

Information to Know:

Students can participate in one of five categories, which are organized in two separate divisions, Junior Division (6–8 grade) and Senior Division (9–12 grade). The categories have individual and group options, with the exception of the paper category. Groups can have up to five members.

  • Paper (individual only)
  • Website (individual or group)
  • Performance (individual or group)
  • Exhibit (individual or group)
  • Documentary (individual or group)

Students are encouraged to research primary and secondary sources through archives, digital archives, libraries, museums, and historic sites. A solid foundation of primary sources with supporting secondary sources are vital to a successful project.

Click here to download a copy of this year's theme book. Click here to download the National History Day Contest Rulebook.

If you need support with your student’s project, please fill out this form and a member of the HistoryMiami Museum Education Center will respond to you within 48 hours.

To learn more about the National History Day and Fair and the Florida History Day and Fair, please see the links below.

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To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)