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The Chicago Metro History Fair inspires thousands of students from dozens of Chicago-area schools every year to develop in-depth research projects about Chicago history. More than three dozen of the best projects produced in 2013 are on display at the Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition.

The 2013 History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition will run from June 21 through July 12, 2013, at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Illinois).

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Click below to view PDFs of the Project Descriptions:

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• Saturday, June 29, 8:30am-12 noon. History Fair Student Symposium. Come meet some of the finest student-historians from the Chicago area and see them present their outstanding projects from the 2013 History Fair, including national and local award winners!

All are welcome! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Educators, students, parents, and anyone interested in Chicago history are especially encouraged to attend and hear directly from students about the foundations of their high academic achievement and success in History Fair.

Continental breakfast will be served • Door prizes will be available for attendees • Teachers can receive CPDUs

RSVP by Friday, June 28, by email ( or by telephone (312-255-3661).

Contact CMHEC at for media inquiries or information about additional events.


The 2013 History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition is generously sponsored by:

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The Chicago Metro History Education Center thanks the following people and organizations for their generous support of History Fair, the Student Exhibition, and the Reception!

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The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly (through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency), as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, the IHC, our partnering organizations, or our funders.


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