National History Day

School Programs


A High Quality Research Program

Louisiana History Day is an annual competition that encourages students to explore local, state, national, or world history by investigating and presenting on a topic of their choice. Students can choose to write a research paper, develop a website, film a documentary, create an exhibit, or produce a live-action performance.

The National WWII Museum is the History Day affiliate for Louisiana. Regional competitions are held each year in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Monroe, Natchitoches, New Orleans, and Shreveport. The state competition is held at the Museum in New Orleans, and the national competition is held on the campus of the University of Maryland near Washington, DC. Nearly 6,000 students compete at the national level each year—an experience they'll never forget.

For more information or to ask questions about National History Day in Louisiana, contact The National WWII Museum at

Social Studies Elective: Louisiana History Day Project-Based Learning

Louisiana History Day is proud to offer a social studies elective for Middle School and High School teachers across the state. Please note, the curriculum is only available to Louisiana teachers and cannot be shared outside of the state. Feel free to review the full class schedule.

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2022 National History Day

2022 Louisiana Contest Dates and Registration

View the Regional Map.

February 24, 2022: Baton Rouge Regional Competition
West Baton Rouge Museum

Register for the Baton Rouge Regional Competition

March 5, 2022: Shreveport Regional Competition
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Register for the Shreveport Regional Competition

March 12, 2022: Monroe Regional Competition

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Register for the Monroe Regional Competition

March 19, 2022: New Orleans Regional Competition
The National WWII Museum

Register for the New Orleans Regional Competition

March 26, 2022: Natchitoches Regional Competition
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum

Register for the Natchitoches Regional Competition

TBD: LafayetteRegional Competition

Register for the Lafayette Regional Competition

April 9, 2022: Louisiana State Competition
The National WWII Museum

June 12–16, 2022: National Competition
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Louisiana History Day is supported by:

Pennington Foundation
Kay Favrot
Walton Family Foundation
Berro Family Foundation
Luther and Zita Templeman Foundation
Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation
The American Battlefield Trust
Thomas and Sandra George Family Foundation


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