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There are 11 different districts that participate in the Michigan History Day® program. Winners of these district competitions move on to the Michigan History Day state final competition, which is scheduled each year in late April. Please contact your district coordinator listed below for detailed information. Entry forms and district contest dates are posted as soon as they are available.

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Looking for resources in your area? Click on the Historical Resources link under each district to view a list of Historical Organizations organized by county.

District 1:

District Contest: Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Michigan Tech University
Registration closed.
Websites locked, papers due, and documentaries uploaded on Monday, February 18, 2019. (See website for details.)

Sarah Fayen Scarlett
Social Sciences Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2110
sfscarle@mtu.edu
Website

Laura Walikainen Rouleau
Social Sciences Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
lwrouleau@mtu.edu
Website

Lindsay Hiltunen
University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2505
lehalkol@mtu.edu
Website

District 1 Historical Organizations

District 2:

District Contest: Friday, March 8, 2019, at Lake Superior State University
Registration closed.
Websites locked and papers due on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Michele Mackie
Eastern UP ISD
315 Armory Place
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-3373 ext. 5111
mmackie@eupschools.org

Lindsay Brindley
Eastern UP ISD
315 Armory Place
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-3373 ext. 5114
brindley@eupschools.org

District 2 Historical Organizations

District 3:

District Contest: Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Traverse City East Middle School
Registration is closed.
Websites locked and papers and documentaries due on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Jeanette Mason
(231) 933-3500
j.a.m.traverse@gmail.com

District 3 Historical Organizations

District 4:

District Contest: Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Kirkhof Center on GVSU’s campus, Allendale.
Registration closed.
Websites locked, papers due, and documentaries uploaded on Monday, March 4, 2019.
PAPERS: Word or PDF files of your paper entries must be uploaded to Google Drive and shared with Gordon Andrews at gvsuhistoryday1@gmail.com by March 4, 2019.
DOCUMENTARIES: Documentaries must be uploaded to Google Drive and shared with Gordon Andrews at gvsuhistoryday1@gmail.com by March 4, 2019.
WEBSITES: You must provide your website URL at the time of registration. Your website will be locked on March 4, 2019.


Gordon Andrews
Department of History
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401
andrewgo@gvsu.edu

District 4 Historical Organizations

District 5:

District Contest: Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Bay City Central High School.
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019
Websites locked and papers due on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Click here to download the registration form.

Corrine Bloomfield
Bay County Historical Society
321 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 893-5733
cbloomfield@bchsmuseum.org

District 5 Historical Organizations

District 6:

District Contest: Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Brown Hall and the Dalton Recital Hall, Western Michigan University.
Registration closed.
Websites locked, papers due, and documentaries uploaded on Thursday, February 28, 2019. (See website for details.)

Dr. Bill Warren
Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334
(269) 387-4650
wilson.warren@wmich.edu

Website

Joshua Koenig
Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334
(269) 387-4650
joshua.koenig@wmich.edu
Website

District 6 Historical Organizations

District 7:

District Contest: Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Macomb ISD
Address: 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Registration Closed.
Websites locked and papers due on Friday, February 10, 2019.

Hugh Gurney
2270 Hickory Cir.
Howell, MI 48855
(517) 545-2979
hgurney@hsmichigan.org

District 7 Historical Organizations

District 8:

District Contest: Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Macomb ISD
Address: 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Registration Closed.
Websites locked and papers due on Friday, February 10, 2019.

Courtney Dugan
Dugan.courtney@yahoo.com

District 8 Historical Organizations

District 9:

District Contest (Senior Division): Monday, February 11, 2019, at Grand Ledge High School at 6 p.m.
District Contest (Junior Division): Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Owosso Middle School at 6 p.m. (Rescheduled)

Historical Society of Michigan
5815 Executive Drive
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 324-1828
michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org

District 9 Historical Organizations

District 10:

District Contest: Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Detroit Historical Museum from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Websites locked and papers and documentaries due on Monday, February 25, 2019. For documentaries, you must provide a link to your documentary on the registration form. The permissions should be set to “anyone with the link can view.” If your documentary is on YouTube, the link must be set to “public.”
Click here to register.

Bree Boettner
Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-1419
breeb@detroithistorical.org

David Hales
Wayne RESA
33500 Van Born Rd.
Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 334-1311
halesd@resa.net

District 10 Historical Organizations

District 11:

District Contest: Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Superior Central High School, Eben Junction

Don Erickson
St. Francis de Sales School
210 Lake Street
Manistique, MI 49854
(906) 341-5512 ext. 246
don.erickson@sfdsraiders.com

District 11 Historical Organizations

State Contact: 

Amy Bradfield
Historical Society of Michigan
5815 Executive Drive
Lansing, MI 48911-5352
(517) 324-1828
michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org

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Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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