Nebraska history projects have been encouraged throughout the program’s existence by local collaboration with historical societies, museums and educational institutions, and by special prizes awarded for Nebraska history projects at both district and state levels. This will continue in 2017 with most districts providing additional recognition of a Nebraska focused project to highlight the Sesquicentennial. 2017 will be the official roll-out of the new National History Day:Nebraska logo which highlights four defining state symbols – Chimney Rock, Tree, Sandhill Crane, and Covered Wagon.
Several current sponsors have given a preliminary verbal commitment to increase support in 2016/2017 for either development or special awards in honor of Nebraska’s 150 Celebration.
National History Day:Nebraska program and contests are a perfect opportunity to encourage teachers and students to delve into Nebraska’s past. We believe being recognized as a Nebraska 150 Celebration official event is another vehicle to communicate the significance, excitement and relevance of history. Our intent as program administrators is to provide program awareness and teacher support so every student in Nebraska has an opportunity to explore and present on their state’s rich and great history.