AHC Launches New Wyoming History Day Website



Young History Day participant in hat holding "Power of the People" sign
A past Wyoming History Day participant presents her project during the competition at UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC). The AHC recently launched a new Wyoming History Day website. (Hanna Fox Photo)

From UW News

A new website to support Wyoming History Day (WHD) was recently launched by the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

WHD, an affiliate of National History Day, brings together hundreds of Wyoming middle school and high school students in an annual competition to explore key themes of historical events and how they helped create today’s world.

Created by the AHC, the website provides online delivery of historical materials — original primary sources held at the center — to the students as they create their projects and presentations. The competition runs across the entire school year, through district meets and then the state competition. Top Wyoming students and their projects compete at the national level.

The new WHD website can be found at www.wyominghistoryday.org.

UW’s AHC created the website with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries awarded in September. The website will begin operation with six topics and items drawn from 15 collections, but the IMLS grant will enable the AHC, in the coming months, to provide materials for 30 topics held in nearly 90 collections.

Read more about the project.

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