Michigan History Day

The 2018 District 10 contest will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Click here to register  for the District 10 competition.

Registration Deadline is February 16th, 2018.

Papers must be e-mailed to breeb@detroithistorical.org and websites will be locked on February 16th, 2018.

Michigan History Day, an affiliate of National History Day sponsored by the Historical Society of Michigan, is a year-long educational program where students in grades 4-12 pick a historic topic related to an annual theme, conduct original research using primary and secondary sources, analyze their findings and draw conclusions about their topics significance in history and create final projects to showcase their work.  The projects, which include papers, documentaries, performances, exhibits and web sites, can be entered in a series of competitions from the local to the national level.

We are proud to support the Michigan History Day program at the local level. During the school year, we provide teachers and students with information and resources on the program. Each March, the Detroit Historical Museum hosts the local competition for students throughout southeastern Michigan.

Note: Regional competitions for Districts 7 & 8 will be held this year on Saturday, February 24th at the Macomb ISD Building

The District 10 contest will be held at the Detroit Historical Museum (5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit) on Saturday, March 3rd. Registration will begin at 9:00am, and students will receive their schedule of events and judging times when they arrive.  Please do not arrive early, as the museum will not be open until 9am.

Friends and family are welcome to attend with participating students. Admission to the museum is always free, so there is no charge for them to attend. Please be aware that judging for exhibits, websites and papers is closed to the public, which means families and friends are not allowed to be present during students judging times. Documentary and performance judging is open to the public, as long as the audience is quiet and respectful of the students who are being judged. 

The tentative schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00 – 9:50 am: Registration and Exhibit Set-up

10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Project Judging

12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break and Public Viewing of Exhibits, Papers and Website Entries

2:00 pm: Awards and Closing Ceremonies

Parking in the Midtown area is limited, and carpooling is encouraged.  Parking information is as follows:

Detroit Historical Museum Lot
Kirby Street, between Cass and Woodward
Open Saturdays, 8am – 5pm
Cost: FREE (Space limited. First come, first served)

Kirby Street and Cass Street Parking
Cost: Metered. Two hour limit.

Wayne State University – Welcome Center Parking Structure
Cass and Putnam Streets (1.5 blocks from museum)
Open Saturdays, 7am – 11pm
Cost: $6.50 - $10.00 for visitors

Any further questions or concerns? Contact MHD District 10 Coordinator at 313-833-1419 or breeb@detroithistorical.org 




All judges evaluation forms will be mailed to the sponsoring teacher at the school address on Monday, March 5th, 2018. Please be aware that it may take up to 7-10 days for the evaluation forms to arrive. 


If you have qualified to advance to the state contest, please register for the contest as soon as possible. You can register online at: http://www.hsmichigan.org/mhd/state-finals-for-2017/

The state contest is organized by the Historical Society of Michigan. If you have questions about the state contest, please contact their offices at: michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org.