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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:

Contest Date: February, 22, 2020, Memorial Union Building-Michigan Tech
Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020
Papers & documentaries due and websites locked on February 17, 2020.

Click here to register for the District 1 contest.

Steven Walton
Social Sciences Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-3272
sawalton@mtu.edu
Website

Jonathan E. Robins
Social Sciences Department
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-3080
jrobins@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:

Contest Date: Contest has been cancelled. Details will be shared in the coming days.

Michele Savoie
Eastern UP ISD
315 Armory Place
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-3373 ext. 5111
msavoie@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:

Contest Date: March 21, 2020, Traverse City East Middle School
Registration Deadline: March 12, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Links to papers and documentaries are entered on the registration form. Websites will be locked on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Click here to register for the District 3 contest.

Jody Mackey
Traverse City East Middle School
mackeyjo@tcaps.net

Brent McCall
Traverse City East Middle School
mccallbr@tcaps.net

District 3 Historical Organizations

District 4:

Contest Date: March 21, 2020, Grand Valley State University
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020

Papers & documentaries due and websites locked on March 9, 2020.

PAPERS: Word or PDF files of your paper entries must be uploaded to Google Drive and shared with Sean O’Neill at gvsuhistoryday1@gmail.com by March 9, 2020.
DOCUMENTARIES: Documentaries must be uploaded to Google Drive and shared with Sean O’Neill  at gvsuhistoryday1@gmail.com by March 9, 2020.
WEBSITES: You must provide your website URL at the time of registration. Your website will be locked on March 9, 2020.

Registration is closed.

Sean O’Neill
Department of History
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-3325
oneills@gvsu.edu

District 4 Historical Organizations

District 5:

We are moving the contest this year to a virtual contest due to the coronavirus. Details will be sent to participants soon. We will not hold an on-site contest on March 21, 2020, at Central Michigan University.

Jay Martin
Director, Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Central Michigan University
marti6jc@cmich.edu
(989) 774-7165

Corrine Bloomfield
cbloomfield@chippewanaturecenter.org

District 5 Historical Organizations

District 6:

Contest Date: March 7, 2020, Brown Hall and the Dalton Recital Hall, Western Michigan University
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2020

Papers & documentaries due and websites locked on February 28, 2020.

Click here to access the registration form for the District 6 contest.

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:

Contest Date: February 29, 2020, Oakland University
Registration Deadline: February 3, 2020

Papers due and websites locked on February 19, 2020. E-mail Word or PDF files of your paper entries to michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org. Include the title of your paper in the file name.

Registration has closed. Contact michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org with any questions.

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

District 7 Historical Organizations

District 8:

Contest Date: February 29, 2020, Oakland University
Registration Deadline: February 3, 2020

Papers due and websites locked on February 19, 2020. E-mail Word or PDF files of your paper entries to michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org. Include the title of your paper in the file name.

Registration has closed. Contact michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org with any questions.

Courtney Dugan
Dugan.courtney@yahoo.com

District 8 Historical Organizations

District 9:

Contest Date: February 20, 2020, Owosso Middle School (Junior Division)
                              March 4, 2020, Northwest High School, Jackson (Senior Division)

Click here to register for the District 9 contest.

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

District 9 Historical Organizations

District 10:

Contest Date: March 7, 2020, Detroit Historical Museum
Registration Deadline: February 21, 2020
Papers, documentaries due and websites locked on February 28, 2020.

PAPERS: Word or PDF files of your paper entries must be e-mailed to district10@detroithistorical.org by February 28, 2020.
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 for the District 10 contest.

Malika Pryor & Kayla Chenault
Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-7979
district10@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:

Contest Date: March 14, 2020, St. Francis de Sales School, Manistique
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020
Papers due and websites locked on March 9, 2020.

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

Brenton Fitzpatrick
Superior Central Schools
E2865 State Rd M-94, P.O. BOX 148
Eben Junction, MI 49825
bfitzpatrick@superiorcentralschools.org

District 11 Historical Organizations

State Contact: 

Amy Bradfield
Historical Society of Michigan
7435 Westshire Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 324-1828
michiganhistoryday@hsmichigan.org

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