Postponed - History Day with Hamtramck Public Schools


Postponed - will reschedule

History Day with Hamtramck High School

Tuesday, March 17, 2020  5-7 p.m. 
Hamtramck Historical Museum
Light refreshments. No admission charge. All are welcome.

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For the First time, Hamtramck Public School students are taking part in the National History Day competition with the assistance of the Hamtramck Historical Museum.

History Day is akin to a science fair in which students select a subject based on a theme and do a special project on the subject -- creating a board exhibit, written paper, video documentary, website or doing a performance. This year's theme is "Breaking Barriers in History," focusing on individuals, organizations or events that overcame a barrier.

But what makes this competition so special is that all the subjects being highlighted by the Hamtramck students are directly Hamtramck-related.

Local judging took place in February; those winners then moved on to the District level at the Detroit Historical Museum. Winners from the District level will then move on to the Sate competition, April 25 at Central Michigan University; and finally onto the National level June 14-18 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

For months the students have been working on their projects, researching the subjects they have chosen to feature, determining which format to present it in and doing the physical work of creating the project.

"The students are very excited about History Day and are looking forward to showing off their hard work," said history teacher George Hloros, who coordinates History Day for Hamtramck High School.

Also helping with the project is David Hales, of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency, who has been providing guidance as well as co-coordinating History Day in Wayne County.

However, the focus on March 17 at the Hamtramck Historical Museum will be on our local students - their creativity and skill in interpreting local historical figures, organizations and events that have helped break barriers. This especially will be an evening for parents and Hamtramck residents to take pride in the accomplishments of our young historian.

Join us to see what they have accomplished!

Light refreshments. No admission charge. All are welcome.

For information contact David Hales at HalesD@resa.net
or email hamtramckhistory@gmail.com
or call (313) 893-5027 OR (248) 770-8389