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Illinois History Day

Sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Prairie Capital Convention Center
Springfield, IL 62701
(9th Street and Adams in downtown Springfield)

All advancing projects are pre-registered by CMHF.

Exhibits: bring exhibit and 2 copies of Summary Statement/Annotated Bibliography

Documentaries: bring project "published as movie" on a USB and DVD--labelled with student names/project title and 2 copies of Summary Statement/Annotated Bibliography

Performances: bring props and 2 copies of Summary Statement /Annotated Bibliography

Note: no judging or interviews for the advancing papers or websites. Projects have been judged before the event. Strictly ceremony.

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Senior Division teachers: Your forms to download and distribute

Junior Division Teachers: Your forms to download and distribute

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Information about History Fair Bus to Springfield:

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CMHF offers charter bus/light boxed meal tickets for $55 per person (students and chaperones).

Advance registration required--students should reserve through their teachers, not CMHF.

Passengers meet at 5:30 a.m. in front of Jones College Prep High School, at the corner of S. State St. & W. Harrison St. Buses will return by 8 p.m.

(Jones College Prep is not involved nor liable for any History Fair activities).


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Schedule of the Day*

9:30 am -- Arrive in Springfield; students set up projects (they are pre-registered)

10:30 - 11:30 am -- Opening ceremony in Prairie Capital Convention Center; superior papers and websites announced.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Judging of Documentaries and Performances
10:30 am - 1:00 pm -- Judging of Exhibits

Things to do in Springfield!

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm -- Public viewing of exhibits

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm --  Awards ceremony in Prairie Capital Convention Center

3:30 pm -- Announcement of NHD qualifiers, immediately followed by an important orientation meeting for students selected to advance to NHD.

4:00 pm -- Pick up exhibits, evaluations, and ribbons. Only teachers may pick up school packets. CMHF will mail remaining packets to teachers.


Any questions? Please call 312-799-2153 or email historyfair@chicagohistory.org.




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