National History Day Competition (Grade 6-12)

Greetings from Fort Ticonderoga!
I hope the new school year is off to a good start for you and your students!
I wanted to touch base early in the school year and let you know about this year’s North Country History Day.
Two new counties have been added to the North Country Region: Hamilton County and St. Lawrence County.

THIS YEAR’S THEME: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History
The 2016 theme books, theme sheet, and sample topics are all available on the Fort Ticonderoga website at:

This year’s North Country History Day Contest takes place on Saturday, March 6, 2016. Registration for all entries will be due by February 4, 2016. The registration fee remains at $10 per student, which will be due with submitted registrations.

I am always happy to provide advice and answer questions about History Day. I’m available to meet with administrators, teachers, and/or students. Please let me know if you’d like to schedule a visit to your school,

History Day is not a day, it’s an experience. As veterans, you know that History Day projects don’t just happen. Now is the time to plant the seed. Projects should be well underway by late October. I’ve found the “After School Club Kit” from New York State History Day to be a great way to organize the History Day program in your school—even if you don’t do it as an after school club. Here’s the link:

Thank you for your past support of North Country History Day. I look forward to working with you and your students again this school year!

Rich Strum
Director of Education
Fort Ticonderoga
PO Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY  12883
phone: 518-585-6370
fax: 518-585-2210

Twelfth Annual
Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 25-27, 2015